Hi and Welcome to Steve’s Internet Guide.
In 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 home network and to the Internet.
The Home Network
Today’s home and office networks are built around the same protocols and technologies as the Internet.
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.
The Smart Home and Home Automation
Home automation Involves the control and automation of lighting, heating (such as smart thermostats), ventilation, air conditioning (HVAC), and security, as well as home appliances such as washer, dryers, ovens or refrigerators,freezers.-wiki
These home objects will soon make up the majority of devices that are connected to the home network. The Home Internet of Things (HIOT) -Home Internet of Things).
New protocols specially developed for machine to machine (M2M) communication, like MQTT , will play an important role in the management and use of these devices.
The aim of this website is to help you understand the basic technologies and services that are currently used and will be used on the home and home office network, and the Internet. To help you
- Setup and build your home network and connect it to the Internet.
- Understand Important Internet protocols like TCP/IP and MQTT .How they work and the role they play
- Understand Important Internet services like DNS and DHCP.
- Understand the basic network components that make up a home network and the role they play.
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Useful Tutorials to get you Started
A quick guide to Wi-Fi networks for beginners. Learn about the different Wi-Fi standards and operating modes.
In my experience of teaching networking many student struggle with IP addresses because they lack an understanding of binary numbers.
An understanding of binary numbers, and how to convert between binary and decimal is essential for anyone involved in computers and networking.
If you have any questions please ask
Best Regards Steve