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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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