Home Network, Wireless Network and Computer Networking Made Easy
Thinking of setting up home network (wired or wireless network)? Yep.. You have come to the right place.
Do you think it’s hard to set up network? No, it’s actually pretty easy, what you need is some knowledge and right tools..
Here are some benefits for setting up network at home:
1) Share Internet Connection and printer with family members
2) Set up family discussion board or photo database
3) Set up network game party
4) Learn computer and networking knowledge
The most common home network is wireless network which allows you to connect computer to the network wireless, and so you don't have to worry about cabling issue. If you build your wireless network by using wireless equipments that supports 802.11n wireless standard, it can support network transmission speed up to 300Mbps. Mbps stands for Megabits per seconds.
If not, you can go for wired Ethernet home network setup although it's not that popular anymore, however you might choose this LAN (Local Area Network) technology due to its inexpensive setup cost and reasonably fast speed. The speed of an Ethernet can be 10Mbps (Ethernet), 100Mbps (Fast Ethernet) and 1000Mbps (Gigabit Ethernet).
Overall the basic equipments that you need for home network (wireless or wired) setup are DSL/Cable Internet connection, router and network adapters. If you have laptop comes with built-in wired network or wireless adapter, you will save some money here.
Note: If you are interested in wireless broadband Internet service, have a look on this wireless broadband setup article (good to be used in an area where DSL/Cable Internet is unavailable).
It's very straight forward, isn't it? So, ready to go?
This is pretty common wireless home network setup tutorial, you can take a look:
What is Wireless Network
802.11 Wireless Standard Used for Wireless Network
Preparation for Wireless Network Setup
Wireless Setup - Connecting Wireless Router
Wireless Router Configuration
Windows 10 Wireless Adapter Configuration
Windows 8 Wireless Adapter Configuration
Windows 7 Wireless Adapter Configuration
Wireless Adapter Configuration in Vista
Wireless Adapter Configuration in XP
Wireless Network Security
If you still prefer wired home network setup, read these articles:
Home Network Introduction
Preparation on Setting Up Home Network
Physical Network Setup
Network router Configuration
Advanced Network Router Configuration
Windows 7 Network Card Configuration
Ethernet Network Card Configuration in Vista
Configure Computer/Notebook (Windows XP)
Implementing Network Security
There is also a way to share Internet connection at home without using network router. The good point is, it’s not difficult. What you need to have is a Windows computer set up with 2 network cards, one connects to Internet and the other one connects to home network. Read following articles on how to share Internet connection by using Microsoft Internet Connection Sharing.
Internet Connection Sharing in Microsoft Windows
Windows 7 Internet connection Sharing (ICS) Host Computer Setup
How to Connect Two Computers Wireless in Windows 7
ICS Host Computer Setup in Windows XP
Setting Up Ad Hoc Wireless Network in Windows XP
Internet Connection Sharing - ICS Client Computer Setup
Internet Connection Sharing - Network Setup Wizard
How to set up Network Bridge in Windows XP
Add to your social
bookmarks if you like this site:
Check out these networking books
that I suggested to my friends!
New Networking or Computer Security Articles:
Network Discovery in Windows 10
Turning on network discovery in Windows 10 will allow you to see and access other computers and devices on network so that you can see and access (read/write) shared folders from other computers.
Quick Ransomware Protection How to
Knowing about ransomware protection tips are important to protect and secure the data on your computer, and this could avoid you from paying the ransom should your computer is infected with this malware.
How to Connect to Wireless Network Manually in Windows 10
How to connect to wireless network manually in Windows 10? You can find it out in this article.
Quick Way to Enable or Disable Network Adapter in Windows 10
You can enable or disable network adapter easily in Windows 10 and the way to do it is the same as how you do it in other Windows operating system (Windows 8, Windows 7, etc).
Quick Ways to Delete Wireless Network Profiles in Windows 10
Let me show you some quick ways to delete wireless network profiles in Windows 10 here.
Windows 10 IP Address Configuration
You can quickly perform Windows 10 IP address configuration by referring to this article. Basically what is shown here is to configure the network settings on your computer so that it can connect to wireless or wired network successfully.
How to Start Windows 10 WLAN AutoConfig Service
Starting Windows 10 WLAN AutoConfig service is pretty similar to how you do it in Windows 8 or 8.1.
Turning On Airplane Mode in Windows 10
Turning on airplane mode is simple in Windows 10 and there are several ways to do it.
Network Connection Details in Windows 10 How to
How to find out the network connection details of connected network connection in your Windows 10 computer? It provides you useful network status related information and help you on network connection troubleshooting too.
Checking Wireless or Network Adapter Driver Status Easily in Windows 10
Let me quickly show you how to check the network adapter driver in Windows 10 here, be it wired or wireless adapter.
Google WiFi System for Whole Home Coverage
Google WiFi system is a new type of wireless router that can work in a group to provide WiFi coverage to the whole house. It replaces your single router with multiple “points,” giving you an entirely new home Wi-Fi experience.
Quick Way to Enable Random Hardware Address in Windows 10
Let’s enable random hardware address easily in Windows 10 here. First, let me tell you quickly what is random hardware address if you don’t quite know what it is, it’s a unique hardware or physical address that is bind to your network card by its manufacturer.
WiFI File Transfer – Transferring File Easily from Android Device to Computer
I come across this free WiFi File Transfer app for Android devices lately, it lets you upload and download files between Android device and computer over a wireless connection easily.
Quick Way to Change Windows 10 Computer Name and Workgroup
Let me show you quick way to change Windows 10 computer name and workgroup in this article. This will be especially useful if you don’t like the computer name assigned to your computer or you want to create new workgroup.
Securing Passwords with Password Manager
Password manager is good for you if you have too many different passwords to remember! It’s a cool software that you can use it to keep many different passwords for you, and you just need to remember a master password, which is the password used to access the password manager.
Enabling BitLocker to Secure Microsoft Windows
Enabling BitLocker in your Microsoft Windows OS is a good step to secure it especially if it’s installed on laptop or other portable devices that is easily to be stolen.
How to Lock Windows Desktop when Not in Used
You should lock windows desktop when it’s not in used, so that it cannot be accessed by other users when you are away.
Cannot Connect to Wireless Network? Check here!
Cannot connect to wireless network? I've analyzed and listed down following tips to help you solving this problem, go ahead to check it out...
Other Home Network Articles:
Google OnHub WiFi Router
Google OnHub gives you the capabilities you’re looking for on a WiFi router with a sleek design.
802.11g Wireless Router Configuration
Let me show you how to configure 802.11g wireless router, and I will use Linksys WRT54G Wireless Router as an example.
Quick Tips to Secure Android Smartphone
Let's explore how to secure Android smartphone, tablet or other devices properly in order to avoid it from being hacked!
Port Forwarding How to
Port forwarding is a technique that you can use on router to allow the computers from Internet to access your home network’s servers that only have private IP. Sometimes it’s also call virtual server by some router vendors.
Quick Guide to Configure Wireless Router as Access Point
Ok..Here is the quick guide to configure wireless router as access point. You usually need to do this for creating a wireless network attaching to existing Ethernet home network without using additional access point.
How to Use Free Antivirus - Microsoft Security Essentials
If you are looking for free antivirus software to protect your computer, then you sould consider Microsoft Security Essentials which is provided by Microsoft.
Improving Wireless Network Performance by Tuning Advanced Wireless Settings on Wireless Device
Hello! Let's test and try to improve wireless network performance by tuning advanced wireless settings on wireless router or access point if you encounter following problems.
Why My Wireless Network Speed is Slow
The wireless network speed (throughput) will usually be affected by these factors, so you can do some adjustments to mitigate these issues. Check out more here!
Return to top of home-network-help.com!!