This article provides Basic Home Networking information to assist with setting up your home network.
What is a home network?
A home network is a series of Internet devices (PCs, gaming consoles, PDAs) connected together. A home network may consist of several PCs, gaming consoles, etc. - all in different rooms. When you connect multiple devices together in a home network, you can share files, printers and your Internet connection.
What is a router?
A router is a networking device that connects multiple networks together, for example, your home network and the Internet (the world's largest network). A router allows each of your Internet devices to share the same cable modem Internet connection.
Are there different types of home networks?
There are two kinds of home networks: wired and wireless. The most basic difference is that wired networks communicate through data cables, while wireless networks communicate through radio signals.