Have you tried to setup a home network but did not know what you were doing, Do you know the difference between Wi-FI and the internet? What is the difference between a router, switch and a hub? What about a DSL modem and cable modem?
If you have problems with these terms, CNET has you covered, They have published (actually updated) a comprehensive nine part article on home networking. The first part covers general topics like wired networking, wireless networking, more on wireless networking and power line networking. Parts 2 – 9 explain things in greater detail.
- Part 1: Everything you need to know
- Part 2: Optimizing your Wi-Fi network
- Part 3: Taking control of your wires
- Part 4: Wi-Fi vs. Internet
- Part 5: Home router setup
- Part 6: Securing your network UPDATED IN 2017
- Part 7: Powerline explained
- Part 8: Cable modem shopping tips
- Part 9: How to access your home computer remotely