Networking 101


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.

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