Recognize and Comprehend The Components of a Home Networking System
Recognize and Comprehend The Components of a Home Networking System
If you haven't already done so, you'll want to consider connecting your two or more computers in your house together as soon as possible. You want to go into the classroom prepared with a thorough understanding of how to connect your computers to one another and to the internet.
You should first choose which network is the most appropriate for you. If all of your computers are in the same room, it is not necessary to use a wireless network to connect them. The network that is connected via cable should function very well.
Computers that are physically adjacent to one another but cannot be seen, as well as computers that have phone jacks nearby, may simply be networked together using the HomePNA Network.
While PCs that are located at a distance from one another may be linked through the powerline network, this is only possible if wall outlets are located nearby.
Furthermore, when there are computers in various rooms and you want the ease of transferring the systems from one area to another, the more costly Wireless Network is the best option to consider.
Knowing what components you'll need to buy once you've decided on the kind of network that will work best for you will be very beneficial after you've made your decision.
Let's take a closer look at each network and the components that are required to get it up and operating successfully.
The Fiber Ethernet Network (Wired Ethernet Network)
If all of your computers are in the same room, the simple network kit will allow you to connect them all together with ease.
Make sure to open any kits or components you buy with care, and avoid damaging the box they were packaged in.
The goal here is to make it as simple as possible to return the component if necessary.
The most basic kits will include instructions and software for the network, which will be represented by two network interface cards (NICs).
These Network Interface Cards (NICs), also known as network interface cards, are placed in vacant slots in the system unit.
The PCI slot is where the card is placed, and it is also where the USB adapters are put.
CAT 5 or Category 5 cable will be required for the network in order to link the computers, and this will be the cable to search for.
Ethernet networks are available at two different speeds: 10mbps and 100mbps, which are measured in megabits per second.
In addition to the wired network, a Hub or a Switch will be required to route traffic from each system.
The use of a Switch rather than a Hub is recommended if you need rapid traffic, which is rare these days.
If you wish to connect all of your PCs to the Internet at the same time, most packages include Special Bridging Software that connects the systems together.
The Wired Household Network (WLAN)
When transmitting and receiving data, wireless networks depend on radio frequency transmission and reception.
Wireless network equipment can provide you with the option of both wired and wireless connections, depending on your needs.
In the case of two computers that are in direct line of sight, the infrared frequency (IR) may be used.
However, the majority of wireless networks nowadays make use of Radio Transceiver technology, which allows computers to be placed almost anywhere.
In order to connect each PC to the network, you will need a Wireless Router.
Wireless network interface cards (NICs) must be installed on each computer connected to the network.
When purchasing your wireless kit, be sure to pay attention to the indoor range.
When you look at the wireless router, you can see that you have the option of connecting your computers together in the event that anything goes wrong with the wireless component of the network.
Note the distinction between the wired nic cards and the wireless nic cards in this section.
Public Transportation Network (PTN) is an abbreviation for Public Transportation Network.
The powerline network transfers data to and from each computer by using the electrical wiring in your house.
Powerline networks now operate at speeds ranging from 50kbps (Kilobits Per Second) to 350kbps.
However, this network has a disadvantage in that it will generate a great deal of electrical noise, which will cause the network to lose speed.
Other PC users may also spy on your computer if they know how to do so.
This network will need a router for data transmission as well as network interface cards (NICs) for each machine.
Access to the internet will need the use of a bridge.
These bridges may be used in conjunction with your router.
International Telephone Network
The components you'll need for your home network are quite similar to those you'll need for your wireless network.
In the majority of instances, a 10mbps speed network is sufficient for residential users' needs.
The computers are linked together via a Switch, a gateway, or a Router, which allows them to share Internet access while also sending data to each other through the phone line network.
This network is often regarded as the most straightforward to set up.
Phoneline Network adapters are placed on each of the PCs in the network. A phoneline network adapter with a USB, or Universal Serial Bus, port connection is the most frequently used kind of adapter. A Phone Filter may be required in order to minimize line noise. If you want to connect a phone and a telephone line to the same phone jack. You will need to purchase a Line Splitter in order to complete your project. Make sure that each computer on the network is within easy reach of a phone jack.
It is believed that the Phoneline Network is less costly than the Internet.
When compared to the Powerline network, this network is more reliable and quicker.
In other words, all networks will require the installation of some kind of network adapter on the computer.
In order to transmit data, each network will need a hub, switch, or router.
Windows 98, Me, and XP will all come pre-installed with the software necessary to make everything work together.
Device driver software is included with adapters and other devices, and it is this software that allows the hardware to communicate with the computer.
We've taken a quick look at the hardware that's required to connect two or more PCs together.
When we used wireless technology to network our computers, the process of connecting the hardware was quite straightforward.
Learn all you can about computer networking, and you will be glad that you did when you encounter computer difficulties.
Since we have seen the fundamental network components, it is time to look at how each component is installed and linked to the rest of the network.
Then we'll look at how to transfer data from one computer to another and share the internet by utilizing a DSL or a cable modem to connect to the internet through broadband.
Remember to have pleasure in learning about your computer by doing as many activities as you possibly can without causing harm to your computer's hardware.