Networking, The Internet and IOT, MQTT

Hi and Welcome to Steve’s Internet Guide.
beginners guide internet-and-networkingIn 2017 over 3 billion people where connected to the Internet (Wiki), and over the past 10 years the Internet has become just as important as TV, radio, and the telephone.

The use of the Internet,networks and related technologies is growing.

Today we have the Smart phone tomorrow the smart car and the smart home.

All of these devices will be made Smart by connecting them together via a network, and to the Internet.

Networking and Home Networking

Today‚Äôs home and office networks are built around the same protocols and technologies as the Internet. – –TCP/IP protocol suite explained.

The home network or home office network forms the hub for your internet connection allowing all devices,play stations, tablets, computers etc to connect together, and to share an Internet connection.

With the growing use of Internet and network enabled devices there will a growing need for almost everyone to have a basic understanding of networking so that they can setup, configure, and use them.

Recommended Reading

The Basic computer networking course is for beginners and will help you understand the basics.

The Setting up a home network will help you setup a small office/home network for the first time.

The Internet of Things (IOT)

The first wave of the Internet involved connecting people to each other and people to information.

The next wave of the Internet will involve connecting the physical world to the Internet, and machines to each other (M2M – Machine to machine).

Every object, both real and virtual, connected to, and accessible over the Internet is the basic idea of the Internet of Things or the internet of Everything.

The Internet of things will introduce many new technologies,protocols and services and I hope to cover them as they develop.

Currently I’m focused on MQTT which is emerging as the main messaging protocol for IOT.

If you have any questions please ask

Best Regards Steve

Latest Posts



Understanding and Using The JavaScript MQTT Client With Websockets

Web browsers use the http protocol and modern ones can also use websockets.

To publish and subscribe to an MQTT broker with a browser you will need to use JavaSript MQTT over websockets client. (more…)

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Creating an MQTT Broker With CloudMQTT

Cloud based brokers are likely to become very popular in the future for organisations they operate over a wide geographic area.

CloudMQTT like Amazon,Azure etc provide a managed cloud based mosquitto broker.

The plans on CloudMQTT are shared plans which means that several MQTT brokers run on the same hardware. (more…)

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Send JSON Data Over MQTT with Python

send-json-data-mqttEncoding data in JSON is popular for sending data over the Internet and also for storing data.

You can encode a Python List or dictionary in JSON format and then decode it back into a list or dictionary as illustrated in the diagram below: (more…)

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