Thread: Help with home computer network
06-16-2009, 11:21 AM #1
Help with home computer network
I work with industrial automation (PLC's and PC's) but I am new to the ethernet networks. I have a desk top unit at home with DSL (stop it) and I would like to create a network at home to get the TV, X-box, Desktop and future laptop hooked up. The only item that would be wire-less is the laptop. What do I need to get started? Router? cables? ethernet switch/hub???
Any tech savy network guys/gals on here today??? I know someone has done this and may have been as unknowledgable as I am now.
06-16-2009, 02:18 PM #2
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06-16-2009, 02:20 PM #3
06-16-2009, 03:36 PM #4
Here is what you are going to need...
If you are able to run Cat 5 in your house. you can pick up bulk cable, connectors and crimp tool pretty cheap.. I'd add to that list a few wall plates and you will have a pretty nice looking hard wired network.
If not you will need to get wireless devices for your PC, XBox and Converter box.. They can get pricey, so I recommend wired networks if possible.
In either cases, you will need a wireless Router.. Don't scrimp here.. the better the router, the fewer issues you will have with it down the road.. I lean towards b/g/n routers, that way, you have most protocols covered.
Take a look at the pic to see my ideal layout. PM me if you have questions.
06-16-2009, 07:02 PM #5
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get a DLINK DIR-655 Wireless Router... most reliable router i have found to date, and EASY to setup.. i have not found a negative review on this one yet... i use it as well as many of my friends who i have recommended it to and non have had any issue with it
06-17-2009, 06:03 AM #6
Thanks to all that replied or PM'd. It seems much easier than I thought (easier than serial networks (RS422-485) and multiplexer switch housings, old school). I'll look online for the parts, cables I can make (we are making them at work and I can use the tool for home use). I can also add the wires to the walls as the lower level has a suspended ceiling (easy removal).
This place is awesome!!! Find info on Ski's and networks. Who Knew!!
06-17-2009, 07:33 AM #7
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dlink sux, go linksys if you really must buy cheap stuff.
personally I would just buy a Cisco 877w , set it up once and never bother with it again but then again I do things properly when it comes to networking but Cisco is not for non tech folk
06-17-2009, 12:22 PM #8
Work is sending a bunch of us Automation guys back to school to get Cisco and Windows Certified. Resume add on....
06-17-2009, 07:13 PM #9
Keep in mind that even with encryption enabled, a wireless network can be compromised.
06-18-2009, 06:25 AM #10
Yeah, I've heard that is an issue. Any way to block all but the selected I.P. Addresses for desired equipment??
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