Many families today’s home find that one computer is no longer enough to go around. In a household a home network can often becomes a necessity rather than a technical toy. In addition to using computers for e-mail people use them for social interaction, downloading music and videos, and playing games as well as schoolwork and shopping.
Busy lives have also made the advent of the home office much more of a necessity and the success of the space that you are adapting to your home office needs to be carefully considered. The four walls of your home may already have a network up and running but the addition of a home office set up in an outbuilding or loft is currently a popular choice.
A home network is simply a method of allowing computers to communicate with one another. If you have two or more computers in your home, a network can let them share files and documents, an internet connection, printers, servers and scanners, Stereos, TV’s and gaming systems as well as CD burners.
Wi-Fi and laptops have their place in the home and many people will settle for this option alone and cope with limitations that it option offers. However the wireless signal strength may not be powerful enough to cover the entire house or may not be able to get through to all floors of multiple floor residences.
The different network types use different hardware, but they all have the same essential components:
- More than one computer
- Hardware, such as a router and software, to coordinate the exchange of information
- A path for the information to follow from one computer to another
If you’re thinking of networking solutions for your home, you have several options to explore and ACCL can help you through this process, ACCL’s expert team will install your home networking solution with minimum disruption to your home at a time suitable to your needs.