Wired networks can be inflexible in terms of mobility. In order to use your device in a different location, it is necessary to run extra cables and switches to connect a device to the network. This may or may not be inconvenient depending upon the mobility of your office workers and how frequently you change your office layout.


Wired network installations can take longer to set up because more components are required to complete the process. Depending upon the size requirement for your infrastructure, installation can be lengthy and complex as you connect each and every device to the network, install the routers, switches, and hubs and configure security applications and firewalls.


If you have a small network framework, sometimes there is no need for a server. However, once you begin to add more devices to the network, a server is necessary to handle the connectivity, capacity, storage and workload.

If a wired network requires a server, the maintenance could be potentially costly. Plus, you would have to compensate an IT professional or a staff of IT professionals to oversee the maintenance and security.


Running a wired network means dealing with a conglomeration of wires that can be unsightly and inconvenient. Cables can present falling hazards or become inadvertently disconnected by office workers or cleaning crews.

On the other hand, if you see the cables as the security and lifeline to your office operations, it may not bother you to see an endless array of wiring. Additionally, the wires may serve as a reminder of the reliability and stability of your network connection.