Gone are the days when there was a single computer in a home which was being used by all members of the family. This age is the age of speed and rapidity aided with technology. This has enabled families to keep a number of PCs, laptops and tablets to perform a variety of tasks such as doing school work and university assignments online, reading newspapers, downloading and sharing files, watching movies and socialising with the world. Home networking, in today’s world of connectivity, comes to us with ease and hooks us up with the world under a single roof, our own house!
Advantages of Networking
Setting up a home network is easy and it efficiently connects all your PCs wherever they are inside your house, all placed on the same floor or on different stories of your house. It saves you time from fighting over one computer which is connected to a printer or scanner. Networks can be set up in a number of different ways.
Cable or DSL Modem
When you ask a certain company for a net connection, it will install a modem that plugs into your computer to give a wired internet connection. Using a cable or DSL router with it, a number of laptops and computers can share the connection.
It is preferable that you buy adaptor cards that go with your router for computer sets that are a bit old. New laptops and computers usually come with innate adaptors.
If you decide to establish wired home networking you will need adequate wires to connect all your PCs with the router.
You may get cables, routers and adaptor cards for your devices together, in a single kit called a Home Networking Kit that can be ordered and bought online for convenience.
The rest of the process is quite easy. It just needs linking all that you have together:
Firstly, connect your modem with the cable or DSL connection that you have. After that, comes the turn of installing adaptor cards (in case of aged PC sets). Then the last thing you need to do is connecting all PCs or laptops using a cable or wireless adaptor cards to the modem through the router. And that’s how you establish a home network.
Now get started and enjoy using technology at your comfort!
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