[Q] What are some considerations of planning a home network?
[A] The first thing you need to consider when planning any network
will be how large the network will be, and how easy it will
be to expand in the future. Most people think just because the
network is in their home, that it will be a one-time planning
and installation process. This is not always the case.
5, and CAT 5e Cable are the normal standards for
hard wiring a home network, but wireless network setups are
becoming increasingly more popular. This is largely due to the
fact the many retail service providers are offering relatively
cheap in-home wireless networking services that are attractive
to consumers. Many homeowners like the fact that it involves
no wiring through the house resulting in less overall logistical
is not mentioned is the fact that a traditional CAT 5 Cable hard line network is going to give them better networking performance.
are many situations where you may run into construction limitations
that will leave you no choice but to turn to a wireless connection,
but as a general rule you should hard wire everything you can.
Despite advertised performance specifications, even the most
modern wireless networking components will start to have degraded
signal quality being only one room away. Not a good situation
if you have a big house.
a central location in your home such as a office. Some serious
technology enthusiasts have even been designing their custom
homes with a "server room" of sorts located in the
basement or central room custom built in the plans. In either
case, establish a good location based on home construction location
of workstations, and any other personal specifications.
at least one CAT 5 wall jack for each room, and probably
two or more for rooms that contain home entertainment equipment,
and of course as many as needed for special purpose locations
like the family office. Once you have planned the number off
connections, you will need to match your "server room"
capacity to meet and exceed the number of required connections.
wireless connections to locations where you need coverage in
open spaces, such as a living room or other line-of-sight locations.
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