Radio technology (WLAN) is gaining increasing importance both in electronic devices and throughout the plant and machinery engineering sector as a whole. No matter whether Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), Machine to Machine (M2M), authentication, tracking, tracing, monitoring or remote control.
With Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN), high-frequency radio waves are used instead of wires as the transmission medium for data and communication. Because wired network devices are connected to the Internet via cables, WLAN is a flexible data ommunication system that is implemented as an expansion or as an alternative to wired LANs. WLAN normally offers a connection to the wider network
via one access point. This gives users the option of move within a local coverage area while remaining connected to the network. Access Points from the wienet product range allow various devices to make a WLAN connection to the network via one Ethernet interface, or to connect various WLAN/LAN networks to one another.
This connection is configured by means of a password-protected web interface. The web interface offers detailed statistics on the activities of the Access Point concerned, and also on the signal strength, and delivers a detailed report.
Expanding an Ethernet cable network with WLAN functionality
Integrating wired network devices (e.g. PLC controls) into an existing WLAN
Replacement of network connections that are difficult to wire with transparent WLAN bridges
Expansion of existing WLAN networks