Switches and Routers in your network.

Switches and routers are essential components of any computer network, as they enable the devices on the network to communicate with each other and access the internet. Switches are responsible for directing traffic between devices on the same network, while routers are responsible for routing traffic between different networks. Proper installation of these devices is crucial for ensuring that your network operates efficiently and reliably.

Why Choose MPR Technical Services?

If your business is looking to improve your network performance, look no further than MPR Technical Services. Our team of experts specialises in switch and router installation, and can provide customised solutions tailored to your business’s unique needs.

We start by conducting an initial consultation to assess your network requirements, taking into account factors such as the number of devices on the network, the type of traffic that will flow through the network, and the location of the devices. With this information, we design a network layout that places switches and routers strategically throughout the network, with sufficient bandwidth and processing power to handle the traffic load.

Once we’ve designed your network, our team of certified technicians will work with you to install and configure your switches and routers. We use industry-leading equipment and cutting-edge technologies to ensure that your network is reliable, secure, and efficient. We also implement security measures such as firewalls and intrusion detection systems to protect your network from external threats.

But our service doesn’t stop there. We also provide ongoing support to ensure that your network continues to operate at peak performance. Our personalised service and attention to detail ensures that your network is installed and configured to meet your specific requirements.

In short, investing in proper switch and router installation is crucial for maximising your network performance. With MPR Technical Services, you can trust that your network is in good hands. Contact us today to discuss how we can help your business.

Switches and Routers

How does a switch help control data traffic in a network?

Switches are essential components of any network infrastructure, as they help control the flow of data traffic between devices. A switch works by connecting multiple devices in a network and managing the communication between them. When a device sends data to another device, the switch receives the data and forwards it only to the intended recipient, based on its unique MAC address. This process helps prevent collisions and congestion on the network, ensuring that data is transmitted quickly and efficiently.

Switches also support many advanced features that help optimize network performance, such as Quality of Service (QoS), VLANs, and Link Aggregation. QoS allows you to prioritise traffic on the network, ensuring that important data, such as VoIP calls or video streams, are given priority over less critical traffic. VLANs allow you to segment the network to improve security and performance, while Link Aggregation allows you to combine multiple physical links between switches to increase bandwidth and redundancy.

Overall, switches are an essential tool for managing data traffic in a network, providing greater efficiency, security, and control. By choosing the right switch for your network, you can ensure that your business runs smoothly, with fast and reliable access to critical data and applications.

PoE Switches

If your business relies on devices such as IP cameras, wireless access points, or VoIP phones, then a Power over Ethernet (PoE) switch is a must-have. A PoE switch provides power and connectivity to these devices over a single Ethernet cable, eliminating the need for separate power supplies or outlets. This not only reduces clutter and simplifies installation, but also reduces the risk of power failure or electrical hazards.

When choosing a PoE switch, it’s important to consider the power budget and port count, as well as the compatibility with your devices. Some switches may support only a limited number of devices or may not provide enough power for high-end devices. Additionally, some devices may require a specific PoE standard, such as 802.3af or 802.3at, so it’s important we verify compatibility.

At MPR Technical Services, we offer a wide range of PoE switches with various port counts, power budgets, and features, to suit the needs of businesses of all sizes.

Non PoE Switches

For businesses that do not require Power over Ethernet functionality, non-PoE switches are a cost-effective option for managing network traffic. Non-PoE switches still offer advanced features such as QoS, VLANs, and Link Aggregation, allowing businesses to optimise their network performance. These switches are available in various port counts and speeds, ranging from 5-port Gigabit switches for small businesses to 48-port 10-Gigabit switches for larger enterprises.

When choosing a non-PoE switch, it’s important to consider the port count, speed, and compatibility with your existing network infrastructure. It’s also important to ensure that the switch can handle the traffic load of your business, both in terms of bandwidth and security.

At MPR Technical Services, we offer a wide range of non-PoE switches from leading manufacturers, such as Cisco, HP, and NETGEAR. Our experts can help you choose the right switch for your business needs and provide installation and configuration services to ensure a smooth transition. With our support, you can maximise your network performance and improve your business efficiency.


Routers play a crucial role in managing network traffic and connecting multiple networks. They are responsible for directing data packets between different networks and ensuring that the data reaches its intended destination. A well-designed and properly installed router can improve network performance, reduce downtime, and enhance security.

When choosing a router, it’s important we consider the number of ports, speed, and features such as VPN support, firewall, and Quality of Service (QoS). It’s also important to consider the scalability of the router, as your business grows and your network needs change.

At MPR Technical Services, we offer a wide range of routers from leading manufacturers, such as Cisco, Juniper, and Fortinet. Our experts can choose the right router for your business needs and provide installation and configuration services to ensure a secure and reliable network. With our support, you can maximise your network performance and minimize the risk of security breaches.

Trust MPR Technical Services to handle all aspects of your network installation, including cabling, equipment installation, and configuration, so you can focus on running your business. 

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