Advanced Enterprise Networking Architectures
"Enterprise Networking" refers to the equipment and interconnections that are installed in homes, offices, or campuses that are connected, as "endpoints", to the Internet. The term is used in contrast to differentiate this kind of equipment from the "ISP" or "Nuclear Network" equipment that forms the heart of the worldwide Internet.
Manufacturers offer a wide variety of Enterprise Networking equipment:
Some of this equipment is oriented toward "wired" networking based on conventional Ethernet cables, while other items are primarily oriented toward "WiFi" equipment that can span homes or office buildings without wires. Even in networks that are designed to maximize WiFi access, a basic, wired infrastructure must be put into place to support the wireless equipment.
Click on the two links below to access further, related details of wired versus wireless architectures: