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Must-Have Equipment For Your Networking Installation

Discover what access points, routers, and switches that we recommend for a stellar home network in San Francisco, CA

Must-Have Equipment For Your Networking Installation

As telecommuting blurs the line between home and work, it is more important than ever to invest in professional networking equipment. Gain peace of mind with a home network that can support your 4K  streaming, HD videoconferencing, high-resolution gaming, and all of your family’s smart devices, all without slowing down. Save time on troubleshooting and maintenance when you partner with a home networking expert who will create a fully-customized system perfectly tailored to your needs.

A professional installation will prevent downtime and make connecting to the internet easier than ever. Learn what access points, routers, and switches you need to use in your home networking installation in San Francisco, CA.


Access Points

An access point is a device that creates a local wireless network in your home or office. There are several different brands to choose from. Araknis Access Points feature Araknis Fast Roaming to allow your devices to transition between access points seamlessly. Based on your device's location and coverage, it will evaluate which access point is the strongest so you can have the best connection possible. RUCKUS offers a wide variety of indoor and outdoor wireless access points to fit all kinds of projects. Using patented technology, all RUCKUS Access Points ensure reliable connections and stellar speeds no matter your traffic density. Finally, Cisco offers several different access points that provide a solid foundation for your Wi-Fi 6 network. Enjoy superior connectivity and easily monitor your Internet of Things devices using an intuitive cloud dashboard. Your network will be protected as Cisco detects encrypted threats and prevents them from invading your system.


A router connects your home network to the internet. We recommend installing an Araknis or a Cisco router for your home network installation. Araknis Routers support Gigabit Internet and comes with OvrC Pro. This remote management program allows your network provider to fix any problems without coming on-site, reducing potential downtime. Cisco routers are another reliable option for those looking for a router with advanced analytics, integrated security options, and application optimization. Rest easy with data encryption, segmentation, and authentic to protect your sensitive information and real-time analytics so that you have full control over your network.


A network switch connects all of the devices in your home’s network, such as computers, printers, and servers, allowing easy sharing of data among them. Araknis switches offer reliable performance that has thoroughly tested to meet a wide variety of demands, and Cisco offers a variety of switches for you to choose from, powered by intent and embedded with security to ensure that your data is protected every step of the way. Discover fixed and modular, core, distribution, and LAN access switches that continuously learn and evolve to meet all of your needs. RUCKUS ICX switches simplify network management, minimize troubleshooting, and enhance security, all while handling the most demanding of applications.

Need help selecting the network devices that best fit your unique networking needs? Western Audio Video is the premier home networking installation expert in San Francisco! Give our team a call or fill out our online contact form to schedule a no-obligation consultation with us. We’d love to hear from you!

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