Home Networking

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A quick overview to setting up a computer network in your home.

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Home Networking

  1. 1. Home Networking Presented by ArrowQuick Solutions May 2005
  2. 2. Why install a home network? <ul><li>Share files </li></ul><ul><li>Share internet </li></ul><ul><li>Share a printer </li></ul><ul><li>Play multiplayer games </li></ul><ul><li>Home security </li></ul><ul><li>Multimedia </li></ul><ul><li>Smart Appliances </li></ul>
  3. 3. Ways to connect <ul><li>Wired via CAT5e </li></ul><ul><li>Wireless A/B/G </li></ul><ul><li>Powerline </li></ul><ul><li>Phoneline </li></ul>
  4. 4. Things to consider <ul><li>Security </li></ul><ul><li>Bandwidth / Latency </li></ul><ul><li>Difficulty of installation </li></ul><ul><li>Cost </li></ul><ul><li>Future requirements </li></ul>
  5. 5. What to buy <ul><li>Wireless – AP and wireless adapters </li></ul><ul><li>Wired – Cabling & Jacks, Switch, NICs </li></ul><ul><li>Powerline – Powerline adapters </li></ul><ul><li>Phoneline – Phoneline adapters </li></ul>
  6. 6. Configuring the network <ul><li>Naming the PC’s </li></ul><ul><li>Creating a Workgroup </li></ul><ul><li>Assigning IP’s (manual/DHCP) </li></ul><ul><li>Sharing resources (printers/files/internet) </li></ul><ul><li>A brief note on security </li></ul>
  7. 7. Q&A <ul><li>Questions? </li></ul>

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