A home network needs certain components to connect each device. A network requires hardware, software and a way for the information to be sent to and from each device. With the rise of mobile devices, Wi-Fi has become a common way for home networks to communicate with various devices. While Wi-Fi is convenient, it can also become unstable, especially as the number of devices introduced into the home environment increases.
Every device connected to the home network also will have an Internet Protocol or IP address. Don't worry: This isn’t info you need to remember. It simply allows each device to receive information from the router. Most systems that perform well have a combination of hard-wired Ethernet cabling and a robust Wi-Fi network. This allows every device — from the computer in your home office to a guest’s smartphone — to be supported by the home network.
Designing and connecting a home network can be done by a CEDIA member integrator with ease.