What to consider when setting up a home network
Nowadays a home just doesn’t feel like a home unless it has simple-to-connect-to internet access, a fact that will only become more obvious in future. Our lives revolve around devices that connect to the internet in order to function and, in turn, those devices allow us all to function more efficiently.
Which is a mighty roundabout way of saying that if you don’t have a home network yet, you should. And when you’re setting up access to that sweet, sweet internet, here are a few things you should consider.
You need to bear in mind what sort of network you’re going to need. If you live in a two-bedroom flat, you don’t need 100 metres of range and if you’re arranging access for a small business, a compact wireless router just isn’t going to cut it. Fortunately Netis has you covered, from the perfect-for-the-small-home WF2419E Wireless N Router to range extenders and ceiling-mounted access points for more professional settings.
Another item that needs to be considered is what you want to use the network for. If you’re just looking to connnect a couple of phones and a laptop or a computer then a single access point is all that you would need. If you’re looking to provide access over a large area then it would be worth considering the Netis WF2533 300Mbps Wireless N High Power Router and if you’re looking at streaming or gaming as your primary purpose then something that can prioritise traffic, like the Netis WF2681 Beacon AC1200 Gaming Router, is what you need to put on your shopping list.
Last but not least, you need to plan for how your network will grow over time. Will you be adding more devices? How many phones, tablets and PCs can it support at once? Netis’ range of range extenders, from the E1+ Wireless Range Extender to the more elegant internet-over-power-line options will ensure that you’ll be able to grow your network as needed. And, if you ever add another wireless access point or router, you can feel secure in the knowledge that Netis devices are all interoperable.