Networking and the Modern Home
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While we are all familiar with the concept of WiFi, many people don't realize that upgrading to the convenience of a smart home will almost always require an accompanying upgrade of the home WiFi system. To not only get the most out of your smart home, but to ensure security and the reliable operation of all smart home devices and components, experts recommend upgrading to a managed network with hard wired access points.
Why Do I Need A Hard Wired WiFi Network?
Anyone who has lived in anything larger than the smallest apartments will be familiar with ‘WiFi drop-out’ – areas in the home that, due to their distance from the router or obstacles in between, do not reliably receive a signal. In these cases, you might use a network adapter or wireless bridges to make sure your devices connect to the network. Due to the complexity of a smart home network, security needs, and the fact that many smart devices will simply not pair well with them, these are not viable solutions. Then there are the ‘mesh networks’ – kits sold with two or more access points to increase coverage. While these are certainly a step up from DIY network boosting, they exhibit a noticeable loss in network speed, many do not support dual band networks – and they aren’t cheap. The best smart home WiFi solution for those desiring a blazing fast, reliable and secure network is a managed hard wired WiFi network.
People are starting to view bandwidth-devouring devices such as smartphones, tablets, televisions, laptops and gaming systems as essential components of their daily lifestyles.
The exponential growth of these products – coupled with the content delivery transition from physical media to streaming – necessitates comprehensive home networking solutions that support this new reality.
Professional home networking solutions from House Of Stereo incorporate the latest technologies to ensure fast, reliable connections throughout the home.
Enjoy your favorite streaming movies, television shows, music, video games, and websites without the slightest loss in performance.
Set up a home workspace that puts your office to shame.
From wired to wireless, new construction to retrofit, we provide flexible whole-home networking solutions that create the best, most reliable home networks for today’s households.
There are many reasons to establish a home network. Here are just a few of the things home networking allows you to do:
- Connect to the Internet from multiple computers, game systems, mobile devices, and more.
- Access files and folders on all devices connected to the networks.
- Print from multiple computers on a single printer.
- Manage security settings for all networked devices in one place.
Home Network and ITA home network is a group of devices – such as computers, game systems, printers, and mobile devices – that connect to the Internet and each other. Home networks connect in two ways:
- A wired network, which connects devices like printers and scanners with cables
- A wireless network, which connects devices like tablets and e-readers without cables
A wired local network is basically a group of devices connected to one another using network cables, more often than not with the help of a router.
In wired networking, a connection is established the moment you plug the ends of a network cable into the two respective devices. In wireless networking, it’s more complicated than that.
A wireless network is very similar to a wired network with one big difference: Devices don’t use cables to connect to the router and one another. Instead, they use radio wireless connections called Wi-Fi.
In order to have a Wi-Fi connection, there needs to be an access point and a Wi-Fi client.
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People are starting to view bandwidth-devouring devices such as smartphones, tablets, televisions, laptops and gaming systems as essential components of their daily lifestyles. The exponential growth of these products – coupled with the content delivery transition from physical media to streaming – necessitates comprehensive home networking solutions that support this new reality.
This is what a typical family of four's household network map looks like today:
While this looks more like an office setup, this is the new, connected reality. The network hardware that your ISP provided was designed for a home-use scenario that encompasses only the first line of the above diagram. If you have tried to stream Netflix or Amazon Prime to more than two devices, you'll know just how frustrating it can get.
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