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In order to set up a computer network in the enclosed premises of Sally and John’s home-cum office it is suggested that the following hardware be purchased:
A Router can be either wired or wireless. Even though there is no current need for a wireless router in John’s small scale business but it is better to be prepared for the future. If, sometime later, they do plan to switch to a wireless local area network they would not have to buy another router. For the time being the wireless option of the router can be switched off.
A router is available in different speeds. Sally can choose from the 54Mbit router, 11 Mbit router or the other routers available. However it is recommended that the one with the highest speed should be bought which is the current state is 2.4 GHz router (the Wireless g-standard). The 2.4 GHz standard is preferred for its stability and also because of the wide area it covers. The 2.4 GHz router (Wireless b-standard) is not generally recommended.
The Ethernet cable having maximum number of connections for Ethernet cables should be opted for. Cross Cables should not be opted for since they do not go with the router setup. Please refer to Appendix for a comparison of routers available in the market. The table clearly narrates the capabilities and range of the routers as well.
We live in the Wireless networking world. Even the thought of any disadvantages being associated with Wireless Networking comes as a surprise to most of its benefactors. A discussion about these disadvantages may act as handy information and thus become useful in solving any of your networking problems at hand. Following is a review of the disadvantages:
A computer network is basically the phenomenon of connecting two or more computers together via a link. The connected computers are said to be part of a network. There are several types of networks such as LAN (Local Area Network), WAN (Wide Area Network), WLAN (Wireless LAN) and MAN (Metropolitan Area Network) etc. However, the most feasible network that would suit the requirements of the small scale photography business would be the LAN. Once the LAN has been set up, the proposition of converting it into its better WLAN form would also be discussed.
Wireless Networking is the most trending phenomenon in the world of networks nowadays. Instead of having physically linked computers as its nodes a wireless network connects computing devices to itself using radio waves which are as low as the frequency of the harmless microwaves.
How does it Work?
Home-Network-Help quotes the following text about how a wireless network works:
“let say you have 2 computers each equipped with wireless adapter and you have set up wireless router. When the computer sends out the data, the binary data will be encoded to radio frequency and transmitted via wireless router. The receiving computer will then decode the signal back to binary data.” (home-network-help, n.d.)