Help me convince my company to install a wifi network
April 1, 2004 4:38 AM Subscribe
The company I work for is setting up a new office. Our external IT people are advising against installing a wireless computer network, but I have the distinct impression this is because they don't have the expertise to install one themselves. I need help to build a convincing case to the contrary (assuming I'm right about this).
posted by nthdegx to Computers & Internet (13 answers total)
Any general advice, or any experiences here would be much appreciated, as I know little about networking. The (new) management here are on the brink of ditching our IT people (who came about via a case of nepotism) in any case, as they seem, in general, to be piss poor. Only internal politics has prevented them from doing so.
So far the case against wireless networks is "I don't trust them". I'd really like to be able to debunk this. In the interests of people being able to use laptops from any point in the office, and not have computers bound to specific locations (handy where design is involved) I'm keen to push the idea. I'd hate for the IT people to win out and end up with the same sorry situation that exists in our present office (nothing works for very long).
P.S. no disrespect intended to IT people in general.