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Wireless web camera to monitor construction progress"The ProviNET technology consultants were able to come to our construction site right away to survey our needs, offering us the best location to house the camera, along with a solution to connect the needed features. The entire ProviNET team is a pleasure to work with. It is a great pleasure to work with an I.T. company, who not only has great service, but also has qualified personable staff who are ethical and just a pleasure to work with."

Rick Molenhouse, Community Manager for Victorian Village Retirement Community

Gateways and Switches

Most business networks today use switches to connect computers, printers and servers within a building or campus. A switch serves as a controller, enabling networked devices to talk to each other efficiently. Through information sharing and resource allocation, switches save businesses money and increase employee productivity. When you find yourself in need of building or redesigning a secure network, the scope and magnitude of the project can quickly grow out of control. ProviNET's specialized consulting engineers and technicians are here to help you scope and define requirements for your upcoming projects:

  • Detailed analysis, planning and design services
  • Multi-vendor, multi-technology expertise
  • Detailed migration and specifications for your network deployment
  • Equipment staging and configuration
  • Off-site and on-site resources for implementation and maintenance support


From setting up VLANS on your switches to configuring routing protocols such as BGP and RIP on your routers, our certified staff members are more than qualified to handle any challenge that comes our way.

ProviNET takes pride in our partnerships with companies for networking and security solutions, such as Juniper Networks, which allow us to provide our customers with a complete solution for your network deployment. But don't let that stop you, our consultants will work with your current vendor as well. We have staff certified in all of the major vendor products like Cisco and HP that can assist with expanding your current networking infrastructure.

ProviNET Solutions offers a single-source solution with support for a wide range of internetworking devices including switches, routers, and firewalls from leading network equipment manufacturers. Contact a Networking Expert to learn more about how we can customize a solution to fit your gateway needs today.

What is the difference between a router and a switch (or Hub)?

Switches and routers are the building blocks for all business communications, from data to voice and video to wireless access. They can improve profitability by enabling your company to increase productivity, trim business expenses, and improve security and customer service.

  1. Switching is generally the establishment of connections on a circuit basis.
  2. Routing is generally the forwarding of traffic on a datagram basis. Routing requires switching but not vice-versa -- routing uses connections which are permanently or temporarily set up to in order to forward datagrams (those datagrams may be in circuit form, for instance VPs and VCs)