A computer network can be defined as two or more computers that are connected together to share resources such as hardware, data, and software. Most people will have some form of simple network in their home if they have an Internet connection, enabling them to surf the web, download files and keep in contact with their friends. If you have more than one computer in your home, you might want to network them together and the method you chose to do this will all depend on your requirements.
There are three mainstream networks which this site will concentrate on and these are
Wireless Networking - Most people will have some form of Wireless Networking in their home. It's not always the most relieable and doesn't have the speed required in a number of cases to stream multimedia throughout your home. It is, however, one of the quickest and cheapest to set up aswell as the most user friendly.
Wired Networking -The fastest, most secure and most reliable home network you can get. The installation is more complex and will involve taking chunks out of your walls to but the results are worth it.
HomePlug Networking - A very quick and cost effective way of setting up a high speed network around your home, capable of supporting multiple high definition video streams. It it similar to a Wired Network but instead of installing dedicated cabling for its network, it utilises the existing electricity cabling in your home.