ARG Compulink is a long established company and we provide professional IT support for home & small businesses in Banbury, Bicester, Woodford Halse, Daventry, Banbury, Brackley, Kidlington and surrounding areas.
Computers and laptops are an integral part of business or home and are now becoming quite complex devices as we use them every day to do so many things.
We can diagnose and repair all common desktop computer & laptop issues onsite or back at the workshop, connectivity problems, system crashes, virus and spyware issues, software problems, networking issues, hardware problems and peripheral connectivity problems.
We can also reinstall software, reinstall operating system's, system recovery and data backup.
Wi-Fi or wireless network vs. a wired network?
A wireless network allows devices to stay connected to the network but roam untethered to any wires. Access points amplify Wi-Fi signals, so a device can be far from a router but still be connected to the network. When you connect to a Wi-Fi hotspot at a cafe, a hotel, an airport lounge, or another public place, you're connecting to that business's wireless network.
A wired network uses cables to connect devices, such as laptop or desktop computers, to the Internet or another network. A wired network has some disadvantages when compared to a wireless network. The biggest disadvantage is that your device is tethered to a router. The most common wired networks use cables connected at one end to an Ethernet port on the network router and at the other end to a computer or other device.
What is a switch?
Switches facilitate the sharing of resources by connecting together all the devices, including computers, printers, and servers, in a small business network. Thanks to the switch, these connected devices can share information and talk to each other, regardless of where they are in a building or on a campus. Building a small business network is not possible without switches to tie devices together.
What is a router?
Just as a switch connects multiple devices to create a network, a router connects multiple switches, and their respective networks, to form an even larger network. These networks may be in a single location or across multiple locations. When building a small business network, you will need one or more routers. In addition to connecting multiple networks together, the router also allows networked devices and multiple users to access the Internet.
Ultimately, a router works as a dispatcher, directing traffic and choosing the most efficient route for information, in the form of data packets, to travel across a network. A router connects your business to the world, protects information from security threats, and even decides which devices have priority over others.
Whatever your computer problem give ARG Compulink a call on: (Bicester) 01869 600177 or (Daventry) 01327 263015