Network Foundation

We design and provide installation, termination, and testing for all communication systems including voice, data, video, and multimedia.

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Hardware & Installation

New or expanding an existing network, our network hardware ensures reliable connectivity, high performance, and robust security for your infrastructure.

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Mesh Network

Say goodbye to dead zones and buffering with our intelligent, self-healing mesh technology that blankets your entire office in reliable, high-speed Wi-Fi.

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Point to Point Bridge

“Wireless Bridge”: connect remote buildings with our high-performance wireless bridges, delivering fast and reliable data transfer rates over long distances.

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SIMPLE SOLUTIONS FOR COMPLEX NETWORK CHALLENGES

THE RIGHT PLANNING, RIGHT EQUIPMENT, RIGHT INSTALLATION, RIGHT SUPPORT

With all of this new powerful versatile technology you didn’t think we would leave you stranded did you? No way!

We specialize in delivering top-notch network hardware and installation services tailored to meet your business needs. With a commitment to excellence and reliability, we ensure your network infrastructure is robust, secure, and optimized for peak performance. We are committed to powering your business with reliable and secure network solutions.

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By establishing and maintaining strong partnerships with the industry’s leading tech companies, Right Next To You is able to provide customers with the highest quality technology business solutions at the most competitive prices.

Frequently Asked Questions

What kind of internet connection is best for my SMB?

The best internet connection depends on your business size and activities. For most SMBs, a high-speed broadband connection like fiber-optic is ideal due to its reliability and speed. If your business heavily relies on cloud services or has a high volume of data traffic, a dedicated leased line might be worth considering for guaranteed performance.

How do I ensure my network is secure?

Network security involves multiple layers:

  • Use strong, unique passwords and change them regularly.
  • Implement a firewall to block unauthorized access.
  • Use encryption for sensitive data.
  • Regularly update all software and firmware.
  • Train employees on recognizing phishing and other cyber threats.
  • Consider a VPN for secure remote access.
  • Implement endpoint protection and antivirus software.

What is the difference between a router and a switch?

A router connects multiple networks and directs data between them, often providing internet connectivity to devices within a local network. A switch, on the other hand, connects multiple devices within a single local network, allowing them to communicate directly. Routers can also include switching capabilities, but switches are dedicated to local device communication.

How much bandwidth do I need for my business?

Bandwidth requirements depend on the number of users and the type of activities performed. For typical office activities (email, web browsing, VoIP), estimate around 1-2 Mbps per user. For more intensive activities like video conferencing or large file transfers, consider 5-10 Mbps per user. It’s often better to overestimate to ensure smooth operation during peak times.

Should I use wired or wireless connections?

Both have their benefits:

  • Wired connections are generally more stable and faster, making them suitable for devices that don’t need to move (desktops, servers).
  • Wireless connections offer flexibility and ease of installation, making them ideal for mobile devices and environments where cabling is difficult. A combination of both often provides the best balance.

How can I improve my network's performance?

To improve network performance:

  • Ensure your hardware (routers, switches, cables) is up to date.
  • Use quality of service (QoS) settings to prioritize critical traffic.
  • Segment your network to reduce congestion.
  • Regularly check for and remove any network bottlenecks.
  • Optimize your Wi-Fi placement and channels to reduce interference.
  • Keep firmware and drivers up to date.

What kind of network monitoring tools should I use?

Network monitoring tools help maintain performance and security. Consider tools like:

  • SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor: Comprehensive network performance monitoring.
  • Paessler PRTG Network Monitor: All-in-one network monitoring solution.
  • Nagios: Open-source monitoring with customizable plugins.
  • Wireshark: Network protocol analyzer for troubleshooting.
  • ManageEngine OpManager: Integrated network management.

How do I set up a VPN for my SMB?

To set up a VPN:

  1. Choose a VPN solution (hardware-based, software-based, or cloud-based).
  2. Configure your VPN server (this can be done on a dedicated server, a router with VPN capabilities, or a cloud service).
  3. Install VPN client software on user devices.
  4. Configure the VPN server with proper authentication methods (certificates, passwords).
  5. Test the connection to ensure secure access.
  6. Provide users with the necessary configuration details and instructions.

What is the importance of network redundancy?

Network redundancy ensures continuous operation even if part of the network fails. It involves having backup pathways (redundant links, routers, switches) that can take over in case of failure. This minimizes downtime and maintains business continuity, which is crucial for SMBs where every minute of downtime can affect productivity and revenue.

How do I scale my network as my business grows?

Scaling your network involves:

  • Planning for future growth by choosing scalable solutions.
  • Using modular hardware that can be easily upgraded.
  • Implementing scalable IP addressing schemes.
  • Ensuring your network design can accommodate additional devices and traffic.
  • Regularly reviewing and updating your network architecture to handle increased load.
  • Considering cloud services that can scale with your needs.

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These FAQs cover a broad range of concerns SMBs might have when dealing with computer networks, for initial setup to ongoing maintenance and future scalability you should consult a professional. What can we do for you?
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