concept of home networking is relatively new for most home computer
users. The cost of installing networking equipment has always
been a factor when deciding to network two ore more PCs.
Now, partly due to broadband and the advent of wireless technology
a home network is much more achievable.
If you are in a property that you are about to decorate and are
happy to run cables in walls to network points then the home networking
options are greater as the bandwidth is much higher.
However, if this doesn't appeal then very good results
can be achieved using wireless
routers, access points and network cards. You can of course have
both which is the solution we will demonstrate in our project
A wired network, built in to the fabric of your home is still
expensive to do a professional job and create maximum flexibility.
Our project shows how we add 3 network points and a telephone
point to each room in. The network points will be used to plug
in computers and also to distribute video and centralised music
signals around the house.
We also show how you can distribute TV, video, Free View and
Sky signals around the house. This is covered separately.
This section of the site shows how the set up a home network
using Cat5e cabling and the sharing of files between computers.