Setting up a Small Home Network

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Suppose you were going to set up a small network in your home consisting of two or three networked computers.

What network hardware would you purchase (i.e., cable types, computer components, wireless equipment, and so on) and why? 

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Answered By 0 points N/A #82683

Setting up a Small Home Network


To set up a small network in your home you have to purchase a hub and connect your computer to the hub. Now go to your window setting that are in Control Panel and select network settings. In network settings, select home network and click on next.  Your window will display that it will take  a few minutes. Now wait until window configures your network. When your Window configures your network to connect your PC to the hub and make one PC as a server and that's it.

Your network is now configured and you can share data and other resources such as printer etc.

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Setting up a Small Home Network


Setting up home network requires you to have all components needed. This should let you network all computers attached to it. Set-up home networking for home group on windows and let other computer join the network.

What you need to have are the following;

You need to have Computers of course
Routers/Switch/Hub any of these will do
Long Cat5 cord and clipper
An Internet modem

Steps needs to be done;

Install the router to the modem using either Static, Dynamic and or PPPOE. Contact your ISP and ask what Internet protocol you are using.

Turn off the modem and router, connect the RJ45 cord from modem the router. Turn the modem on first and waited all lights to be stable. Power up router and wait for 2 minutes. Insert the router installation disk and an installation wizard will guide you all the way through the process.

Set-up the router according to the settings needs applied for networking. If your ISP is on DHCP/Dynamic then select this settings on the router configuration. Set-up and personalized your wireless network name or SSID and choose your encryption code, WEP or WPA.

Attached all computers to the Cat5 ports on the router and all computers attached to it should have Internet access. If you have other computers that runs wireless, configure this settings and you should be able to connect to the Internet wirelessly.

Go to Start, Control Panel
Network and Internet
Network and sharing Center
Change Adapter Settings
Right click on Wireless Network Connections
Choose your Wireless Network Name
Click connect and type your Network key

This should let you connect to the network Wirelessly.

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