In my previous article, I talked about all that you need to know about networks. In this article, I want to talk about all that you need to know about Home Networks. Follow me as we are going to look at that together in this article.
What is A Home Network
A Home network allows computers to communicate with one another. At times, the term home network is used when a small device is used to connect two or more computers together in an office environment. This is often referred to as the Small Office. Home Office.
If the user has two or more computers in his office, a network can allow them to share:
- Files and documents
- Internet connection
- Printers and scanners
- Stereo, TV and Game Systems
- DVD/CD Burners
Here are some terms you need to know when it comes to network devices…
#1 Access Point
These are wireless communication hardware that creates a central point of wireless connectivity to a network.
A gateway is any device that connects different kinds of network environments.
This is any network device that has both the transceiver and receiver together.
A cable is used to connect one device to another in a network.
A Terminal is a hardware device used to enter data into a computer or to display data from the computer.
A Router is a device that connects several networks together.
This is normally used to connect different segments of a particular network together.
A Converter is used to connect several types of cables within an existing network.
#9 Network Adapter
This is used to physically connect a computer to a network. At times, It is referred to as a Network Interface Card.
A modem is used to change digital into analogue to be transmitted across an analogue network medium and then back to digital at the receiving end.
Steps for Home Networking
- Note down all computers and hardware
- Purchase the required hardware
- Check the network interface on each computer; if not available, fix them
- Ensure all computers and other devices are connected using cables
- Select one computer as host and connect it to the internet
- Connect the rest of the computers to the host using a router or switch
- Install network adapters through a network setup wizard on all the computers
- Restart all the computers and start sharing the files and accessing the internet
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