Review your classmate’s contributions for pros and cons of one of the example network setups and determine if they have any gaps in their understanding.
Provide feedback for a classmate’s home network diagram. Do you have any suggestions to improve it?
Which of the six network diagram examples most closely represents your home network? What would you need to add/remove from this diagram to represent your home network?
Of the six diagrams for a home network, my current one is a hybrid of the “Easy at-home setup” and the “smart home network.” I have all the devices of the easy at home combined with a few smart home devices that all are connected via wifi. In the easy at home, I have my PC, laptop, printer, cell phone, and tablet. With the innovative devices, I have my garage door, refrigerator, oven, exterior lights, two smart TVs, and alarm system. Again, all these dives are connected via two wifi connections with a modem, router, and two wifi connections.
What kind of labeling scheme would you use for your home network for each device? Provide an example of your naming scheme and discuss why you chose your naming scheme.
With my home network, I do not have anything specific that I go by to label any particular device other than a simplistic approach. However, I plan to connect more of my devices to my Amazon Alexa, and I noticed I would need a more complex system. Such as “smart TV upstairs loft or “master bedroom light” is currently in the works, but for now, I use the same label method in my diagram below.
Choose and discuss the pros and cons listed for one of the example network setups. Do you agree with the pros and cons listed? Why or why not? What other pros and cons would you add and why?
Out of the six home network diagrams presented in the article, I have to say that the “reliable home network setup” is the one I see with the most concern. Yes, it does provide a good network connection with the wired options, but having that many dives wired through your how is going to require a lot of carpentry knowledge to run the wires throughout the house unless you have it built with these options ahead of time: I ave a very simialr layout and a decent size residence. I have just a modem and router but have noticed that two wifi connections have worked great; I use one for the upstairs and the other for the downstairs. However, as I add more devices, I can see the benefit of adding an exporter to my network to maintain a good connection for all my devices.
Maning, J. (2022, January 4). 6 Diagrams to Base Your Home Network On for Full Connectivity. MUO. https://www.makeuseof.com/home-network-setup-diagrams/