- Relatively easy to set up – but in many instances may require some form of technical support to implement.
- In most cases, the equipment required to implement a WiFi network is inexpensive.
- The technology has the benefit of being unobtrusive. You won’t see large boxes with long antennae in every room!
- Another major benefit is that no wires are required; the overhead of cabling and installing cabling within buildings is reduced. This naturally has a positive impact on costs. It is especially important in older buildings where it might be prohibited or difficult to install cables.
- WiFi networks can be used by mobile workers who can access the network through ‘hot spots’. In some cases access may be free of charge; otherwise it may be necessary to subscribe to a roaming service.
WiFi has to conform to a set of global standards(www.wi-fi.org)
- This means that people moving from one country to another can still access a network regardless of where they are in the world.
- WiFi also enables visitors or guests to quickly and easily log onto an organisations’ network, as long as they have the correct password and login details.