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New Home Networking Guide released

Home networking for a non-techie can be a daunting task at the best of times. Trying to share your broadband connection at home across all your devices can be a challenging task without help or guidance. We have written a simple guide on how to set up your home network, and what options you have in terms of connecting your equipment.

If you run a wireless network, it's important that you enable WPA/WPA2 encryption so we've included advice on this, so that you can have peace of mind that no one is eavesdropping when sharing content over your wireless network.

Check out the home networking guide, and happy networking!

    Hayley Mitchell

Comments

Nice guide. Please note that WiFi n does support speeds in excess of 300mbps, not the stated 150mbps. Some current routers support up to 450mbps.

Your point about avoiding WEP is very valid, but another good reason now is that WEP should start to be phased out within the next couple of years.

  • ScubaGirl
  • over 5 years ago

Perhaps a mention of NAT (as a security feature), or perhaps that's another guide entirly?

  • camieabz
  • over 5 years ago

<pedant-mode>
Surely you have "included advice", not "advise"?
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  • John_Gray
  • over 5 years ago

WDS doesn't always work, e.g. my Billion 7800N and Netgear DG834G do not have compatible WDS (and I believe WDS only uses WEP to communicate). But on the other hand, Powerline can be useful for extending a wi-fi network - by attaching your access point or spare router to the powerline adapter, advantage is you'll have 2 strong signals in the house compared to a weaker one from WDS.

  • Aaron_01
  • over 5 years ago

@ScubaGirl

In practice unless you are right next to the router you won't get the full speed.

  • otester
  • over 5 years ago

Typo found:

"its reliability.you will find that most computer connect to your router"

'you' should be capitalised and have a space in front.

'computer' should probably be 'computers'.

  • AndrueC
  • over 5 years ago

Errrrm Sky/Sky to BT/BT gives you:

'Apologies, but the move you have described is not covered by this tool. We hope our migration guide is of some assistance, but feel free to ask on our forums.'

Not very helpful!!

  • mitchja
  • over 5 years ago

I think the point needs to be made that if Powerline adapters are used then they must be on same ring main. Some newer housing developments have seperate ring mains upstairs and downstairs

  • majestic100
  • over 5 years ago

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