NetXL: Your Best Choice For WiFi Network Hardware
On top of some of the most competitive pricing in the UK for WiFi hardware, NetXL also offers discounts on all bulk orders. Volume pricing options are listed on product pages for the customer’s convenience, so you’re never left guessing just what kind of per-unit saving might be in store for you by ordering fifty units instead of five.
Our in-house experts are incredibly well-versed in all the products we stock. Our customer care team is capable not just of advising consumers, but also of talking knowledgeably with industry professionals like IT consultants and installers, ensuring you receive intelligent and exciting recommendations, no matter your requirements.
Remember, if you have a Trade Account with us, then make sure to take advantage of your special terms to get the products you need at the best prices possible. And, if you’re a customer in the industry looking to do business on a larger scale, don’t hesitate to contact us directly for a chance of securing some special terms of your own.
Remote Management Solutions and Wireless Access Points
Ubiquiti UniFi Controller
The portal to the internet for most devices today, unless users are using an ethernet cable to plug directly into their router or network switch, they’ll be connecting to a local network by interfacing with a wireless access point (WAP).
Depending on the scale and demands of the deployment in question, you’ll need anywhere from a few WAPs to dozens. Those larger-scale, multi-site deployments that do require many WAPs often also require remote management solutions.
Ubiquiti’s UniFi range offers one such solution, manageable via the powerful and intuitive UniFi Network Controller. Operable as software either locally on any dedicated or non-dedicated device, or remotely on a server or cloud service, the UniFi Controller provides IT admins maximum visibility into the workings of their network while enabling fast but powerful configuration and security options.
Our most popular access points, the UniFi UAP-AC-PRO and UAP-AC-LITE are both manageable via the UniFi Network Controller. Alongside standalone wired access points, UniFi mesh access points like the UAP-AC-M MESH are also available and manageable via the Controller. These mesh points are perfect for extending wireless network coverage outdoors or throughout a home without many ethernet outlets. When it comes to remote management solutions for enterprise-grade WAPs, NetXL has you and your clients covered.
There’s also the Netgear Insight range, designed for ease-of-use without sacrificing strong features. For your less technically-minded clientele, or for those preferring a more minimalistic interface, Netgear’s Insight-managed hardware could be the perfect solution.
With a powerful, easy to use smartphone app, users can set up and install Insight managed switches, WAPs and routers even deploying firmware updates to their network devices remotely. With Netgear Insight, you or your clients can manage and monitor your devices from wherever you are.
With Netgear’s Insight Premium subscription service, too, users can access Netgear’s Insight Portal from their desktop or mobile device to monitor network devices, network traffic, connected clients and more. Keeping up to date with performance and utilisation of all one’s Netgear access points - like the Netgear WAC564 access point, capable of delivering up to 3Gbps with support for up to 600 users with adaptive band steering and client-channel load balancing - couldn’t be easier than with Netgear’s Insight network management system.
If none of the above options sounds like what you need, NetXL also stocks Draytek and TP-Link products. These represent excellent, cost-effective solutions for consumers and any who want to take a plug-and-play approach to their network setup.
As an installer, IT consultant or end-consumer, you and your clients are spoilt for choice with the range of wireless access points available from NetXL and, with your trade terms, you’ll get even better deals on the products we stock.
Network Switches and Routers
We stock network switches in abundance, offering both managed and unmanaged devices. PoE powered with 16 ports, Ubiquiti’s UniFi USW-16-POE is one of our best selling switches.
The greater the number of ports on a switch, the greater the number of products you can source and install for your customers, improving profit margins. Plus, larger network switches mean more scalable networks, which could mean repeat business for you as your clients’ businesses grow. TP-Link, Draytek and Netgear switches are all available from NetXL, so you can offer your clientele the brands they’re used to or upsell them on a higher-end product.
As for routers, a quality router is the lodestone of any effective wireless network. All network traffic to the wider internet is guaranteed to pass through it at some point. This means that your router can serve as a critical bottleneck for you or your client’s network, or its greatest security asset.
For small businesses and simpler, no-frills network setups, Ubiquiti’s ER-X EdgeMAX Edgerouter is a firm favourite. Combining carrier-class reliability with an excellent price-to-performance ratio, five 1-gigabit ethernet ports and PoE all in a tiny, durable metal casing, the ER-X is an excellent, capable router accessible to all.
For large businesses demanding high security and oversight of network traffic, the DrayTek Vigor 2862n is perfect. The ‘Ultimate DSL router’ can do it all, with 32 VPN tunnels for teleworkers or LAN-to-LAN connections, DrayTek’s excellent firewall service, up to 300Mb/s throughput (even with the firewall active) and 3-to-4 simultaneous WAN connections. Bundled into a small, efficient package, such powerful features make this truly router a great recommendation for any enterprise.
For routers that can be managed via remote management software, Ubiquiti’s UniFi Dream Machine and Security Gateway (USG) are excellent options. Alternatively, fans of Netgear products will find their Insight-managed routers well-placed to do the job.
Routers, switches, access points and more; no matter your clients’ needs, NetXL can deliver the products you need to make their dream installation a reality. What your client may not have considered, however, could also be the perfect upsell: wireless speakers for their wireless network.
Before thinking that you might need extra training to install audio equipment, you should know that the four-step installation process for these ceiling speakers is essentially DIY-level installation. If your teams are capable of installing networking hardware, then you’re more than capable of installing these too. Unlike the traditional install-process for ceiling speakers, Lithe Audio speakers were designed with a non-intrusive installation method in mind, made possible by their built-in amplifier and the ability to be powered directly from the lighting circuit. This means the install can be performed quickly and easily on an ad hoc basis. With the amplifier built right into the unit, all you’ll need to do is cut a hole in a ceiling tile, slot the speaker in and plug it into an outlet or wire it into a fused spur. That’s it.
Whether your installation is business or domestic, Lithe Audio wireless ceiling speakers can provide a great boost to the finished installation for just half a day’s work. Expand your services today by checking out our stock of Lithe Audio wireless ceiling speakers.
For more on Lithe Audio wireless ceiling speakers, read our dedicated blog announcing us as a Lithe Audio distributor and detailing the specifics of their product line.
Whether you’re an installer, an IT consultant or an end consumer, wireless access points, network switches and routers make up the holy trinity of wireless networks and NetXL stocks it all. If you need Mesh APs or even simpler solutions like Ubiquiti’s AmpliFi Instant router, we’ve got you covered there too, with the great service you’ve come to expect and our 7pm cutoff for next day delivery providing the cushioning you need to get those last-minute orders fulfilled ready for tomorrow’s business.
Trade Account customers can take advantage of their special terms with us to get any of the products discussed here at the best prices possible. If you’re a customer in the industry and have seen better prices elsewhere, don’t hesitate to contact us to discuss your options for special, Trade Account pricing.