Super Fast Wall to Wall Networking
In the late '90s, only a few hundred thousand households in the U.S. possessed a home network. Today, many millions of households in the U.S. and worldwide have adopted home computer networking. Millions more have yet to build their first home network. Even those who previously took the plunge with wired technology are revamping their networks for wireless connections — the current wave of useful technology for home networking.
Why You Need a Home Computer Network
While you can still share files between your computers using external hard drives or USB flash drives, you will benefit with a home computer network. It allows you to share files much faster and more conveniently by using the available wired or wireless connections between computers. Home networks also allow several users to share printers and an internet connection.
Wireless networks are the current standard for home networks because of the popularity of wireless devices. Because there is no physical cable attachment needed, many more devices can use the network, and the distance between devices isn't usually a consideration.
Wired networks require physical cable connections between devices, so if you have a single desktop computer with a printer in the same room and no laptop or mobile devices in your home, a wired network may be right for you.
The Router: Centerpiece of the Network
In most home networks, a router is the centerpiece of the network. The router is connected by a cable to the incoming broadband internet service modem or connection, or it is included in the modem. It is the router that each device in the home network hooks up to (either by wire or wirelessly) when it joins the network for local communications or accesses the internet. Your internet service provider may recommend a router for use with its service or offer to rent or sell one to you.
Internet Service Provider
The majority of home networkers want to share an internet connection. Depending on where you live, you may have several forms of broadband (high-speed) internet service to choose from, including cable, fiber, DSL, or satellite internet service. In some areas, there may be only one option. In each case, you have a monthly service charge from the internet service provider for access to the internet.
Shopping for a service provider is a balancing act between cost and upload and download speeds. If you plan on streaming movies or TV shows, you need a fast download speed.
Purchasing Home Network Equipment
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