What equipment is needed to create a home network?

What equipment is needed to create a home network?

To build a network you will need a range of equipment including the following:

  • Cables and connectors. These link together the computers, printers, servers and other equipment on your network.
  • A router.
  • A wireless access point (optional).
  • An internet connection.
  • A hardware firewall.

How should I design my home network?

Core principles of home network building

  1. Use wires rather than wi-fi as much as possible.
  2. Eliminate bottlenecks (in other words, make sure your modem/router can handle the broadband speeds you pay for)
  3. Use switches to minimize traffic hitting router.

What is the best topology for a home network?

star topology
The star topology, also called spanning tree, is the most common topology used in business networks, and is also very popular with home networks. This is because the star topology is used with the networking technology called Ethernet, which is also very popular.

What equipment do I need for wireless Internet?

Wireless Internet Equipment – What Do You Need?

  • Modem – A modem is required (fixed or wireless lines) to be hooked up to the internet.
  • Router – Routers take the information from the modem and “route” it to your computer(s).
  • Wireless Card or USB – You need something that can accept the signal sent from your router.

How do I make my home network more secure?

How do I improve the security of my home network?

  1. Update your software regularly.
  2. Remove unnecessary services and software.
  3. Adjust factory-default configurations on software and hardware.
  4. Change default log-in passwords and usernames.
  5. Use strong and unique passwords.
  6. Run up-to-date antivirus software.

Which network topology should you use for a home or small office network?

Bus topologies are best suited for small networks because there’s only so much bandwidth, and every additional node will slow transmission speeds.