Internet in the Home

The Internet has become an essential part of day-to-day life, much more so than that hay tedder you found that one day and still haven’t found a good use for and many simply could not be without it. From social networking to work, media consumption to useful life advice, the Internet has become a central part of the home life. Because of this, it is incredibly important to ensure that your new home builder sets up a network within your house. Making sure that you set your network up properly will ensure that you get the best possible connection and coverage.


routersHigh speed routers are the first thing to consider when setting up your home network. Depending on your needs, you will find different routers suitable for your house, but in general you want to be looking for something which offers at least six Ethernet connections as well as high speed wireless broadband. Similarly, if you have numerous devices running off of the same wireless signal, you will want to consider investing in a dual band wireless router, as these allow for far greater bandwidth and will ensure that your devices work as quickly and efficiently as possible. Wireless routers are very useful, but there are some caveats. For example, wireless signals can be interfered with by piping and other blockages, so storing it somewhere in the open is advised. Similarly wireless signals tend to be less stable than wired connections, which is why it is important to consider Ethernet options for large data transfers.

Other Devices

For many who want a network in the home, the router is just the start. You can make use of other IT in your home network, such as wireless printers which grant you the freedom to print from anywhere in the house without having to be physically connected to the printer using the cloud. Similarly, you can invest in local storage solutions which make use of the Internet connection. Wireless hard drives allow you to store and share data across the household with ease, while Cloud storage goes one step further by allowing you to store and share data from Internet connected devices anywhere in the world. Considering which devices will best suit your needs will ensure that you get the most out of your home network.