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August 23, 2011 webcast the complex anatomy of the home network

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Home networks are no longer composed of a desktop computer, a printer and maybe a laptop. They have grown tremendously in the last few years and their complexity now resembles business networks. If you want to learn just how complex home networks are today and what are the main challenges of home networking, don't hesitate to join this webcast. Presenterd by: Ciprian Rusen

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August 23, 2011 webcast the complex anatomy of the home network

  1. 1. THECOMPLEXANATOMYOF THEHOMENETWORK By: Ciprian Adrian Rusen www.7tutorials.com
  2. 2. INTRODUCINGCIPRIAN RUSEN Technology Enthusiast: - Tech Book Author - Tech Blogger - Tech Project Manager - Tech Engineer & Consultant
  3. 3. INTRODUCING THEWEBCAST Home Networks: – How many computers? – What operating systems? – Other connected devices? – Security solutions? – Common frustration sources? – Weird/rare problems?
  4. 4. OUR Visitors from:SOURCES - 7tutorials.com - tinyhacker.comMarch 2011 - windows7hacker.com685 valid answers: - 4sysops.com- 50% - US - raymond.cc/forum- 7% each – UK & Canada - Twitter- 4% each – Australia, - Facebook Romania & India - Hacker News - StumbleUpon - Konkurs.ro
  5. 5. INTRODUCING… YOU!
  6. 6. SURVEY On what continent are you based? • Africa • Asia • Australia • Europe • Latina America • North America Write down you country in the chat window.
  7. 7. SURVEY Do you work in IT? • Yes • No Do you have a home network (as in 2 or more computers connected together)? • Yes • No Are you already familiar with our study on home networks? • Yes • No
  8. 8. HOW THIS IS GOINGTO WORK?• Me talking• Asking you questions Quick questions –• Exchanging answers during the session• Me talking• Asking you questions• Exchanging answers Dedicated Q&A at the end• Me talking• Asking you questions• Exchanging answers Surprise @ Closure• Me talking• Asking you questions• Exchanging answers
  9. 9. HOW MANYCOMPUTERS ARETHERE IN A HOMENETWORK?
  10. 10. SURVEY How many computers do you have in your home network? (desktop, laptop, netbook, server) • 1 • 2 • 3 • 4 • 5 • More than 5
  11. 11. HOW MANYCOMPUTERS ARETHERE IN A HOMENETWORK? 3.80% 13.28% AVERAGE – 4,13 27.74% 1 computer 2 computers 3 computers 18.98% 4 computers 5 computers more than 5 computers 14.89% 21.31%
  12. 12. HOW MANYCOMPUTERS ARETHERE IN A HOMENETWORK? 4 COMPUTERS 1 2 1Forester Researchhttp://bit.ly/pjmDYn
  13. 13. DISTRIBUTION OFCOMPUTERS Max mobility Home & Work Home US Census Bureau – 3,19 people/family http://1.usa.gov/nt3gEd
  14. 14. OPERATINGSYSTEMSDISTRIBUTIONACROSS HOMENETWORKS
  15. 15. SURVEY Which operating systems are you using in your home network? (select all that apply) • Windows 7 • Windows Vista • Windows XP • Linux (any distribution) • Mac OS X • Windows Home Server • Windows Server 2008 • Other
  16. 16. OPERATINGSYSTEMSDISTRIBUTIONACROSS HOMENETWORKS 90.07% 55.47% 30.22% 21.31% 16.50% 12.85% 4.96% 3.94%
  17. 17. OPERATINGSYSTEMSDISTRIBUTION • Both Windows 7 & Linux have betterACROSS HOME adoption in home networksNETWORKS • Linux is generally used in larger home networks (4 or more computers) • Windows XP mostly used on older computers (not necessarily installed on newly purchased ones) • Networks with a high number of computers and devices are likely to include a Home Server
  18. 18. CONNECTING THEHOME NETWORK TOTHE INTERNET • ADSL or SDSL modem • Cable modem • Fiber connection • Satellite • Etc. EVERYONE NEEDS A ROUTER
  19. 19. SURVEY What kind of device connects your home to the Internet? • Router (purchased by you) • Router (provided by the ISP) • Other
  20. 20. CONNECTING THEHOME NETWORK TOTHE INTERNET 1.75% 32.70% Router (purchased by owner) Router (provided by the Internet Service Provider) Other 65.55%
  21. 21. DEVICESINTERACTING WITHTHE HOMENETWORK
  22. 22. SURVEY What other devices interact with at least one of the computers in your home? (select all that apply) • Printers • Scanners • External hard disks • Media players • Phones • Consoles • Tables • Digital Video & Photo Cameras • Other
  23. 23. Printers 87.30%DEVICESINTERACTING WITH Scanners 56.79%THE HOMENETWORK External hard disks 69.78% Media players (TIVO, Apple TV, Google TV, WD TV Live 36.06% Hub, Sky+, etc.) Phones (both smartphones & 65.11% normal ones) Consoles (Wii, Xbox, PS3, etc.) 48.91% Tablets (e.g. iPad, Samsung Galaxy Tab, Viewsonic 22.34% ViewPad, etc.) Digital Video & Photo Cameras 41.02% Other 4.96%
  24. 24. DEVICESINTERACTING WITHTHE HOME People owning a home network have aNETWORK very digital lifestyle: • Printers present in almost all home networks • Scanners have become surprisingly common (all-in-one devices) • Smartphones are used more frequently than digital cameras – confirms study by iSupply: http://bit.ly/nNyTxe • Gaming consoles are present in half of home networks
  25. 25. SECURING THEHOME NETWORK
  26. 26. SURVEY What kind of security solutions are you using to protect the computers on your network? (select all that apply) • Antivirus only • Firewall only • Antispyware/Antimalware only • Independent Antivirus & Firewall & Antimalware applications • Full Internet Security Suite • “Total” Security Suite (additional features vs. standard) • None
  27. 27. Antivirus onlySECURING THE 52.70%HOME NETWORK Firewall only 31.39% Antispyware/Antimalware 13.14% only Independent Antivirus & Firewall & Antimalware 31.68% Applications Full Internet Security Suite 18.69% "Total" Security Suite: Suite + Backup & other 5.99% features None 3.07%
  28. 28. SECURING THEHOME NETWORK • Home network owners are security cautious • Networks with no protection contain mostly Linux or Mac OS X based computers • Commercial solutions have less market share than free security products
  29. 29. FRUSTRATIONSOURCES FORHOME NETWORK
  30. 30. SURVEY Which are your main sources of frustration when working with the home network? (select all that apply) • Network hardware & equipment • Wireless connection • Incompatibility between diverse operating systems • Understanding networking features available in different operating systems • Security solutions blocking networking features • Sharing devices over the network • Connecting my phone(s) with my computer(s) • Connecting my gaming console with my computer(s) over the network • None
  31. 31. Network hardware & equipment 22.92%FRUSTRATIONSOURCES FOR Wireless connection 34.74%HOME NETWORK Incompatibility between diverse 27.30% operating systems Understanding networking features available in different 15.62% operating systems Security solutions blocking 21.75% networking features Sharing devices over the 25.55% network Connecting my phone(s) with 5.99% my computer(s) Connecting my gaming console with my computer(s) over the 4.67% network None 2.92%
  32. 32. FRUSTRATIONSOURCES FORHOME NETWORK Internet Service Providers are very often a frustration source: - Poor customer service - Low bandwidth (especially in US) - Poor quality of networking devices
  33. 33. SUMMARY • 4 computers / network • Windows 7 is in almost all home networks • Home network owners tend to purchase their own router • Families with a home network have a very digital lifestyle • Home networks are secured with free software more often than with commercial software • Top problems: wireless connections & ISPs • Complexity of home networks resembles small businesses
  34. 34. GIVEAWAY
  35. 35. •PHOTO Network cables: https://secure.flickr.com/photos/pascalcharest/3083CREDITS 57541/ • Computer: https://secure.flickr.com/photos/fensterbme/50748 95283/ • Point!: https://secure.flickr.com/photos/a2gemma/14481781 95/ • Family in Arizona After Sundown: https://secure.flickr.com/photos/pyrat_wesly/52531 93889/ • Netger router glowing: https://secure.flickr.com/photos/mattjnewman/252 0106295/ • Imperial Art Appreciation: Blue: https://secure.flickr.com/photos/jdhancock/3797279 045/ • Other sources: Wikipedia & Microsoft Office Gallery
  36. 36. Special Offer Visit http://oreilly.com to purchase your copy of Network Your Computer & Devices Step by Step and enter code 4CAST to save 40% off print book & 50% off ebook with special code 4CASTVisit http://oreilly.com/webcasts to view upcoming webcasts and online events.

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