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A computer network - or Local Area Network (LAN) - is a group of computers that connect together to share common resources like files, printers, or even software programs.
The Microsoft Windows family of operating systems supports assigning of computers to workgroups, while Macintosh networks offer a similar capability through the use of AppleTalk zones. Workgroups are designed for small LANs in homes, schools, and small businesses with 15 or fewer computers. As the number of computers in a workgroup grows, workgroup LANs should be replaced with alternative solutions like domains or other client/server approaches.
Kootenay IT provides technical support for your network at all stages: from the analysis, equipment purchase and installation, to regular maintenance and troubleshooting support.
A wireless network transmits information without a physical connection between the sender and the receiver, using radio frequencies, hardware, software, and various technologies. As this service becomes more and more popular - both for organizations and individuals - the risks associated with it's use are increasing as well.
Unauthorized access to your network can come from a number of different methods, whether it's accidental or malicious in nature. There are many technologies available to counteract wireless network intrusion, but currently no method is absolutely secure. The best strategy is to combine a number of security measures.
Help ensure that your personal or company information is not exposed to the outside world -- call Kootenay IT at 265-4160 to request an analysis and configuration of your wireless network's security.
Expand Your Existing PC
Another option for creating a network is to use expansion ports, which cost much less than purchasing new computer systems, and require little (if any) maintenance once set-up.
Each expansion port has it's own keyboard, monitor, mouse, settings, applications, and data files, so your experience is just like it would be if you were working at an independent machine.
Expansion ports simultaneously share almost any application — including web browsers, instant messaging , e-mail, office suites, and even multimedia. Note that additional software licenses may be required by your software providers (be sure to check your software license agreements to ensure you have the appropriate number of licenses).
Interested in expanding your existing computer using expansion ports? Request a quote by email or call us at 250-265-4160.