Even though this is a diy gaming computer focused site, home networking is part of the skillset you'll need.
It's easy to take for granted that everyone knows how to set up and secure a home network work. But that's not
quite the case. None of us are born knowing how to set up a basic network, let alone how to troubleshoot it
or secure it.
Since we all have to start somewhere, I've included some pages on basic home networking.
The page on networking two computers, is how to literally connect two computers without using a router. It's
pretty old school, but sometimes it can be useful.
If you have two computers you want to network, to share resources (printer/Internet etc) I strongly suggest you
start with these pages:
- basic networking
Basic Networking Overview on how a network works Basic Networking at home is when 2 or more computers when networked can: Share internet connection Wired Wireless Gaming Data Backups from one...
- deploy wireless router
Deploy Wireless Router In order to address wireless router security, I'm going to walk you through all the steps to deploy your wireless router. Then test the wired and wireless segments for working...
- network cable
How to Choose a Network Cable What Do You Need It To Do? The most common type of network cable used in home networks is CAT 5e. However, the trend is moving away from CAT 5e more towards CAT 6. CAT 7...
- networking two computers
Networking Two Computers With a Crossover Cable In networking two computers directly (meaning not using a router , hub or switch) to each other you must use a crossover cable. A Crossover Cable has 2...
- router emulators
Router Emulators An Overlooked Practice Tool Router emulators are a great way to practice playing on a router before you do it in the real world. They also can give you a feel for a router before you...
- router ip address
Your router ip address is what you'll need in order to access your router through its web interface. While each brand of router is different in the web interface, accessing the router address through the browser is the same.
- set up wireless network
Set Up Wireless Network Basic Steps In order to set up wireless network, first set up the wired network segment. After verifying that it works, then set up the wireless segment and verify it. Once...
- wireless home network
Wireless Home Network Things to Know Before You Deploy Most wireless home networks are hybrids, part wired and part wireless. This page is about the wireless portion of a home network. Without...
- wireless router security
Wireless Router Security Wireless router security happens after you've tested the wired segment and the wireless segment of your network and know they are working. Securing the Wireless Segment:...