How Do I Connect Home Network Computers?
There are two main types of home networks, wired or wireless. Ethernet networks are hard-wired to each computer, while wireless networks use radio waves to transmit information. Wired networks tend to be more secure and faster than wireless ones, but have the disadvantage of requiring Ethernet wiring. Wireless networks are more flexible and convenient, but are less secure.
In a wired network, Ethernet cable is required to connect each computer, printer, or device. Network interface cards (NIC) and an Ethernet router may also be needed. Routers generally come with software to walk you through setting up the network.
A wireless network requires a wireless router. When making your router pu ...more