http://www.mindbites.com/lesson/1787-network-hardware-networking-hardware-explained This lesson is part of the series: PC Network: Hardware, PC Network - Install, Connect, Configure, Share This video is part of a broader set of videos that cover all aspects of home network setup and configuration. This particular lesson comes from section 1, which covers Home Networking Hardware. Other sections will have lessons that cover the topics of Networking Hardware Installation, Networking Hardware Configuration, Connecting PCs to Home Networks and Setting up File Sharing and Printer Sharing. The lessons in this section are: Networking Hardware Explained - this lesson Buying your Networking Hardware - www.mindbites.com/lesson/1788 This video covers all of hardware you will need to set up your Wireless Home Network. The role of the router is explained allow with wireless standards 802.11g and n. Wireless G and N's speeds, signal coverage and cost are explain. Wireless adapters for desktop and notebook computers are covered. The 3 types of adapter that are available are discussed along with when to use each. The center of your home network will be the Router. The router connects your home network to the Internet and allows not only sharing of Internet access to all the computers on your network, but also sharing of files and printers between the computers on your home network. The router connects your home network to the Internet through your cable or DSL modem. This connection is made using an Ethernet cable which we will show in section 2 of the lessons. There are 2 types of routers, wired and wireless. Wired routers use Ethernet cables to connect to all of the computers. If you have all of your computers in one room with the modem and router this works out nicely. However most people have computers spread out all over the house and have 1 or more notebook computers that are moved around a lot. This makes using a wireless router a necessity. The video goes on to cover: *Wireless Standards, Speeds and Ranges *Types of Wireless and Wired Network Adapters *Wireless Adapters for Desktops and Laptop computers *The Wireless standard to buy with your needs in mind In section two we show how to connect the modem to the router and install the wireless network adapters inside our computers to get them on the home network.
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