Improving Your Computer

Why Flood Wire With Data Cables?

by Juanita Douglas

A flood wiring installation of data cabling is preferable in many offices in Australia today because it means not having to rely on Wi-Fi signals alone. In fact, lots of newly built Australian homes also have data cabling installed throughout them for the same reason. Although Wi-Fi is extremely versatile, it cannot cope with heavy usage rates in the same way that a proper data cabling installation can. What are the main reasons to have Ethernet cables installed throughout your home or office?

  • Faster Speeds

Firstly, cat-5 and cat-6 data cables provide much faster rates of data transfer then Wi-Fi can manage. If you want to be able to stream videos properly or to have large files passed from one computer terminal to another, then you really need to plug your computer into an Ethernet port. Flood wiring means that these are available at every location you might wish to have them so you still get a great deal of convenience.

  • Greater Bandwidth

If you only have one or two computers sharing a network, then Wi-Fi is often able to cope quite well. However, as soon as you are talking about multiple devices, the bandwidth that a single Wi-Fi hub provides will prove to be inadequate. Instead, using a switch to pass packets of data around a network is much more effective, especially when this is done through a flood wired system of data cables. In short, data cables are faster as well as offering greater capacity for simultaneous network usage. This level of bandwidth is even greater when you have fibre optic cables installed. Fibre optic cables allow you to link up two or more buildings into a single network without compromising on digital services at all. As well as being thinner than normal data cables, fibre optic ones can be used over longer distances.

  • Improved Reliability

In many types of buildings, whether you are talking about a dwelling or a purpose-built place of work, there are places where Wi-Fi will not reach. Data cables work perfectly well up to 100 metres away from the server they are connected to. What's more, you do not get any interference from other radio signals or from a loss of connectivity caused by pillars, walls and doors. In addition, data clashes which occur on any network will create less of an impact when data cabling is used rather than relying on wireless signals alone. This is because packets of data do not need to be resent following a clash.

To learn more about data cabling, contact a company offering computer services in your area.