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Computer Networking Guides

Nowadays, it is not surprising that each member of a household owns a personal computer like desktop, netbooks or laptop that connects to a single internet connection. Home networking is very common and here are useful guides on how to make all your computers share in one internet connection only.

Here are some tips that will guide you on how to do home computer networking:

Understand the Concept

  • A network adapter is connected to all the computers and it transmits data from the computer going to the router.
  • A print server enables all computers to share in a single printer. This print server is a network adapter that connects a printer to the network.
  • An IP address or Internet Protocol is a unique identification number of your computer on the internet. In your home network, IP address of all your home computers are the same.
  • The function of a router is that it transmits information from the broadband internet connection to the different computers.

Determine the Type of Network

  • A wired network is the most dependable home network. If your computers, router and broadband connections are all within one room, it is the ideal choice.
  • Another type of networking is HomePlug. Here you use electrical wiring to link the router to all computers with powerline network. HomePlug networks are more dependable than Wi-Fi connections but this technology is very expensive since it is the newest.
  • Network all your computer units by utilizing a special kind of router known as an access point. Most regular sized homes can be served by one access point. This is also commonly called as a Wi-Fi connection. Regardless of what brand, Wi-Fi products should match with each other. Wireless networks are ideal for persons who keep on moving or transferring from one place to another with their netbooks or laptops.

Procure the Needed Materials

  • If you opt for a wireless connection, buy one router that will serve as your base station or access point.
  • Obtain network adapters for all your computers and plug it into the Universal Serial Bus or USB port of the computer. If you preferred a wired network, probably your computer has already a Network Interface Card or NIC in it.
  • If using a wired network, obtain a very long Ethernet cables also known as Cat5 cables.
  • Purchase a print server if you want your network to have a printer. Be certain that the connectors on your printer and print server match.

Start testing your network. Many companies and manufacturers offer online support about their products. You will get good technical advices and support from them that you will surely need especially if you have some questions to raise.

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I really love networking because I appreciate the way how computers communicate with each other by exchanging data through different communication media such as UTP cabe, Coaxial and Fiber Optics. I really learned a lot from your article, thank you for sharing, keep it up! (LIKED and SHARED)