Planning & Installation
AbleWarton offer the complete networking package, from planning to installation our skilled engineers are here to get your network up and running, and crucially keep it running.
At AbleWarton we believe in one main concept, keeping business simple. When it comes to networking keeping it simple isn’t always easy. Ensuring your network is both secure and fit for purpose is crucial, but this can be done successfully without adding unnecessary complication.
Whether it is a full data network, an expansion, or a simple upgrade, AbleWarton are here to help.
To discuss your requirements, please Contact Us.
Networking in a Nutshell
Put simply a network is the infrastructure that connects devices together, including servers, computers, and printers.
Networks can be "wired" traditionally using Cat5e or Cat6 copper cored network cable, "Wireless" using Wi-Fi access points to connect devices together, or a hybrid of the two. Each method has both its individual benefits and drawbacks.
To allow the devices in a network to communicate each device uses an addressing system, with each device having one or more uniquely assigned Internet Protocol (IP) address. These IP addresses allow network traffic to be directed to the correct location, and can be either IP version 4 (IPv4) or version 6 (IPv6). It is worth noting that a device using only IPv4 cannot communicate with a device using only IPv6 and vice versa.
Where the internal data network meets the outside world (the Internet or WAN), a firewall is used for security, with all network traffic both inbound and outbound passing through it, and then a router which allows the physical connection to the internet. In some cases, such as with domestic internet, the router and firewall are the same device.
Our Networking Process
Step 1: Discussion
The first and most important step is understanding your requirements. Knowing exactly what you are looking for means we can work more efficiently, and working more efficiently means that you won’t be subjected to any unnecessary expense.
We will make sure that we fully understand what you want to do, how you want to do it, and what you already have in place.
Step 2: Planning
Once we understand your requirements, we can put a plan into place, and we firmly believe that planning is key to success, and with the right plan a project can run smoothly.
Our team will consider each of your requirements, and tailor a solution to suit you. There is no one-size-fits-all solution, and it is your network, so it has to work for you.
We will select the right equipment for the job based off your requirements, and work out the best way to connect it all together. This includes planning out any requirements such as Virtual Local Area Networks (VLAN) or demilitarized zones (DMZ) needed to separate out different parts of your data network and give greater control.
Step 3: Proposal
Once we have a plan, it is time to go over it to you. We will make sure you understand the work we are proposing and that you are happy with it. If you feel changes are needed, we will make them.
When the plan is finalised, we can discuss the boring bits, and if you are happy the project can get started.
Step 4: Networking
Our highly skilled network engineers will work their magic to turn the plan into a reality. If any work can be done offsite beforehand it will, that way we can reduce any potential impact on your business to an absolute minimum.
Step 5: Testing
Testing is vital, and when you think it you have tested everything, test it again. Our network engineers will make sure that your network is fully up and running, and working consistently. Once they know it is all working, they will test it one more time for good measure.
Step 6: Completion
When all the networking is done, and the testing is complete, we will go over the work we have completed and make sure you are happy. We love nothing more than a happy client, and being able to leave a job knowing that everything is working as it should.
Good Networking means Good Business
When your network is setup properly, your business runs better. Data communication runs freely, whilst knowing that people cannot get to places they are not supposed to, resources can be shared reducing overheads for items such as printers, your users can freely collaborate giving improved productivity, and data can be centrally stored and controlled using network share drives and databases.