Home Networking 01 Why Not How

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The first of what may become a series of presentations covering the home networking space. This presentation covers WHY you may want a home network, and what considerations need to be top of mind during planning.

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  • Home Networking 01 Why Not How

    1. 1. Home Networking The ‘Why’ (but not so much the ‘How’) December 2008
    2. 2. overview overview why? trends devices where next? conclusion issues installation
    3. 3. […] "Home Networking" […] assuming basic technical knowledge, what would YOU want to hear/know?
    4. 6. overview
    5. 7. why
    6. 8. trends
    7. 9. devices
    8. 10. issues
    9. 11. installation
    10. 12. next steps
    11. 13. why? overview why? trends devices where next? conclusion issues installation
    12. 14. sharing
    13. 15. trends overview why? trends devices where next? conclusion issues installation
    14. 16. most homes
    15. 17. ...with high-speed access..
    16. 18. ...and recent devices...
    17. 19. ...and more than one computer Source : Parks Associates 2008
    18. 20. ...or ‘other’ device Source: MMI Research 2008 IDC 2008: ACCESS Analysis
    19. 21. and it’s growing. Source: MMI Research 2008 IDC 2008: ACCESS Analysis
    20. 22. devices overview why? trends devices where next? conclusion issues installation
    21. 23. audio
    22. 24. video
    23. 25. gaming
    24. 26. appliances
    25. 27. issues overview why? trends devices where next? conclusion issues installation
    26. 28. requirements
    27. 29. cost
    28. 30. installation
    29. 31. bandwidth
    30. 32. available technologies
    31. 33. wireless (802.11 x )
    32. 34. HPNA
    33. 35. MoCA
    34. 36. ethernet over power
    35. 37. 1394 / firewire
    36. 38. ethernet
    37. 39. uwb / zigbee
    38. 40. bluetooth
    39. 41. Technology Transport Medium Max. Speed (Theoretical) Mbit/s Speed (Typical) Mbit/s Range (Indoor) m Notes 802.11a Wireless 5GHz 54 23 35 Low adoption / superceeded by .11n / High unit cost / interference / security / low ease of setup 802.11b Wireless 2.4GHz 11 4.3 38 Legacy / discontinued protocol / poor security options / interference / low ease of setup 802.11g Wireless 2.4GHz 54 19 38 Most common / better security options / interference / low ease of setup 802.11n Wireless 2.4/5GHz 600 74 70 Growing adoption / still unratified / better security options / handles interference / better ease of setup HPNA 3.1 Telephone or CoAxial Cable 128 - 320 ? 300m Lack of install standards (2 vs 3 wire, poor fixing / termination) / Max. 64 Devices MoCA CoAxial Cable 175 ?   Expensive to install & Terminate / Cable may already exist in homes / 16 device limit HomePlug Home Power-lines 14 - 200 ?   Interferance issues / lack of backward compatibility as new chipsets resolve past issues. 1394 Firewire / Firewire via CAT5 cable 400 - 800 (3200) ? 4 - 100 Connect up to 63 devices / FW400, 800 (S1600/S3200) Ethernet Cat 5/6 1000 ?   Installation disruptive / physical connection (better security) / reliable bandwidth UWB / Zigbee Wireless 2.4GHz / 915 MHz / 868MHz 0.25 ? 10m More PAN or close proximity conectivity than backbone Bluetooth Wireless 2.4/5GHz 1 - 3 0.7 - 2.1 10m More PAN or close proximity connectivity than backbone / Security Concerns / Proposed changes may bring 53-480 Mbit/s
    40. 42. future technologies
    41. 43. installation overview why? trends devices where next? conclusion issues installation
    42. 44. disruption
    43. 45. ‘ no new wires’
    44. 46. full installation
    45. 47. remember
    46. 48. aesthetics
    47. 49. are
    48. 50. important
    49. 51. so is foresight
    50. 52. placement & topology
    51. 53. backbone
    52. 54. termination hubs
    53. 55. example network
    54. 58. conclusion overview why? trends devices where next? conclusion issues installation
    55. 59. why
    56. 60. trends
    57. 61. devices
    58. 62. issues
    59. 63. installation
    60. 64. where next? overview why? trends devices where next? conclusion issues installation
    61. 65. complexity shift
    62. 66. security
    63. 67. simple backups
    64. 68. there’s more
    65. 69. e: rob@inskeep.net twitter: nz_rob w: http://rob-the.geek.nz slides available at: http://www.slideshare.net/NZRob

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