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Home network setup

By gaz2018 ·
Tags: Networking
Hi, having problems with my home setup...I have a Virgin Hub3 modem/router connected to a Netgear GS724v4 which provides internet connections (RJ45 ports) throughout the home; on one connection (on another floor) I have a Apple airport timecapsule providing Wi-Fi access. The other ports connect a range of other electronic such as TV, sound system, cameras etc. I recently changed the modem/router and now it doesn't work. I think its because, and I'm not technical, I have too much DHCP happening in the setup. Could someone please advise on the setup please?
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How to Setup Home Network

by nickcarterz In reply to Home network setup

The home network enables multiple devices e.g. PCs,tablets etc to connect to each other, and also to connect to the internet.

setup a home or small office network and connect it to the Internet.

Choosing a Wired or Wireless Network
Do You Build a wired or Wireless Network?

Early (pre 200 home networks were predominately wired networks.

Wired networks use Ethernet over UTP cable and tend to be faster than wireless networks, which is an important consideration if you are a gamer. The simple wired home network diagram below shows a minimum setup with a switch and broadband router.

Wired Network Advantages
Fast typically 100 Mbps to 10 Gbps
Secure and reliable.
Wired Network Dis-Advantages
Doesn’t work with devices that don’t have an Ethernet port e.g. tablets and smart phones.
Not so easy and fast to setup as it requires running cables. However Homeplug or powerline adapters can be used instead.
Not so easy for visitors and mobile devices (laptops) to connect to.
Home Wireless Networks
Wireless networks use Wi-Fi. and are quick and easy to install, but are generally slower than wired networks. See Wi-Fi and Wireless networks for more details.

Wireless Network Advantages
Easy to setup from an end user perspective.
Allows easy access to smart phones, Tablets and mobile devices.
No cables to run.
Wireless Network Dis-Advantages
Not as Secure as wired networks without proper configuration. and easy to setup insecurely.
Not so as fast as wired networks.
Not as reliable as wired networks.
Most home networks will use a mixture of wired and wireless.

Setting up a Home Network -Components and Structure
Today however most home and small home office networks will use a wireless network or mixed network, as most people use Smart phones, and tablets which don’t have Ethernet support.

The main components required to build a typical home/small office network are:

Router or Wireless router – Connects the network to the Internet.
Wireless Access Point – Used to Connect Wi-Fi equipped devices to the network.
Ethernet HUB or Switch -Used to Connect Ethernet equipped devices.
Cable cat 5, cat5e or cat 6 with RJ45 connectors.
Telephone Cable with RJ 10 connectors.
Broadband Filters
https://www.800comms.co.uk/

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Enjoy the best combination of Wire & Wireless Network

by ashleyrosa239 In reply to Home network setup

Well! I like both wire and wireless network for my house and office settings. I use spectrum internet which provides fastest and reliable cable internet with unlimited net surfing. Also, with free in-home WiFi connectivity my whole family can get access to the thrilling-fast internet speed at all times and it does not affect the internet performance. I always enjoy the amazing blend of wire and wireless internet network. https://mycableinternet.com
Cheers

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