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In this category you’ll find all the products you need to build a wired or wireless network to link two or more PCs together, with products aimed at home users and corporate installations. Choose a wireless network for convenience or a wired network for higher speed, reliability and security.
A network cable is used to connect a computer to a network. This can be a range of setups such as a broadband router feeding a single computer, two computers connected directly to each other, or a multiple number of computers and a network printer all connected to a server or router. RJ45 is the plug type. Compared to the lower CAT cables, CAT 7 provides increased bandwidth, up to 10GbE. Note that there are two configurations of cables, Straight and X-Over (crossover). A X-Over cable is only used when connecting two computers directly to each other, or when connecting a computer directly to a peripheral for setup/configuration purposes.
These cables are vital if you want a wired internet connection in your home or office. We've got them in a wide variety of colours and lengths.
A network cable (Ethernet) is used to connect a computer to a network. This can be a range of setups such as a broadband router feeding a single computer, two computers connected directly to each other, or a multiple number of computers and a network printer all connected to a server or router. RJ45 is the plug type. The general difference between CAT5 and CAT6 cabling is the increased transmission performance with CAT6. Note that there are two configurations of cables, Straight and X-Over (crossover). A X-Over cable is only used when connecting two computers directly to each other, or when connecting a computer directly to a peripheral for setup/configuration purposes.
A network with multiple wireless access points can be tedious to maintain. An AP management device connects into the same network as the access points. The device allows control of all the AP's from one point. Note that some management devices can only control up to a certain number of AP's. Always check the specifications of the device.
These pieces of hardware work with both wired and wireless networks and devices in specific ways. A Wireless Access Point is a 'wired to wireless' solution. It extends a wired network by converting it into a wireless connection.A Wireless Bridge allows devices such as gaming consoles, digital video cameras etc that come with a RJ45 network port to connect to a wireless network. As the unit effectively bridges together a wireless network to these connected wired network devices. Check individual specifications of the product for the exact features and capabilities to make sure it meets your requirements.
These aerials and accessories are for a range of wireless computer products. They include products that will extend the range of the wireless signal. Note that many of these products are specific to particular brands and products, so always check the specification to confirm the application and fitment.
A print server is a dedicated device that allows one of more printers to connect to a LAN (local area network). The connection for the network is usually via an RJ45 port or secure WiFi. The connection for the printers is usually either parallel or a USB connector or even both. Check the specification of individual product to confirm the connectivity on both the network and printer side.
High End Copper Cable Ethernet and Optical fibre components and accessories.
The products in this category are used to extend wired internet connections over extreme distances. Entry-level products can be used to use a connection over hundreds of metres, and pricier models extend connections over 20 or even 60 kilometres.
These Internet Protocol cameras are used for surveillance. They can send
and receive their video data via a computer network and the Internet. Their connection to a network via a wired or wireless router allows the video to be sent to a computer. Some advanced features include the ability to log directly into the camera over the internet using a web browser. Check specifications of individual product to confirm features.