Home Networking

 

Home Networking covers a sizeable percentage of our time and we handle broadband and network fault finding and resolve on a daily basis.

You may have previously just connected to your broadband via a cable and now want to use wireless networking. You may want several machines connected via cable. You may have several machines on your network and want to share music, picture and files. Whichever way you want your home networking to be, we can do it.

Wireless (WiFi) networking.

  • We can set up and configure your home wireless network securely so that nobody else can access your network and files.
  • We can add extra devices to your existing wireless networking, such as smartphones, tablet devices and additional computers.
  • More portable than a wired network. You can walk around with your device and still be connected. Wired network means the computer has to stay on the end of a cable.

Hard Wired networking

We can set up an Ethernet (Hard Wired) network for you. This kind of network is more secure and more reliable than WiFi, but has the disadvantage of cables running around the house.

  • More secure, there are no passkeys required for this network as each machine is physically connected and the owner knows of all of the machines on the network.
  • More reliable,¬†wireless networking is prone to interference and has a small range. Microwaves can cause interference. Walls and other materials can cause interference and also affect the range of a wireless signal.
  • More range, a wired connection can run up to 100M. So if you have an office located at the end of your garden, a cable will be the best option to maintain your network connectivity.

Power Line networking

Power line networking is an alternative to both WiFi and Ethernet. It gives the security of Ethernet, while also offering a degree of portability, although not completely portable.

Power-line networking is one of several ways to connect the computers in your home. It uses the electrical wiring in your house to create a network.

Power-line networking is based on the concept of no new wires. The convenience is even more obvious in this case because while you may not want cables running around your house, you will always have an electrical outlet near a computer. In power-line networking, you connect your computers to one another through an adapter that plugs into these outlets.

File Sharing

You may wish to share your photographs, music or videos which are stored on one machine to all of the other devices on your network, including games consoles and televisions and home entertainment systems.

We can offer all manner of file sharing solutions, including allowing only certain users access to certain files.

NAS Storage

This is an alternative way of file sharing. A NAS box (Network Attached Storage) can be added to your network and be used for both file backups and file sharing without granting people access to your main computer.

 

 

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