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.
Networking and Home Networking
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.
Home automation is becoming more popular and will result in many more devices being connected to home networks and the Internet.
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 Internet of Things (IOT)
The first wave of the Internet involved connecting people to each other and people to information.
Today over 3 billion people are connected to the Internet.
The next wave of the Internet will involve connecting the physical world to the Internet, and machines to each other (M2M – Machine to machine).
Various estimates put the number of IOT (Internet of Things) devices to over 25 billion by 2025.
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 and Internet technologies and services.
Devices communicate with each other using protocols. The protocol that connects your home devices and the Internet together is TCP/IP.
In addition the the protocols that were designed at the start of the Internet new ones are being designed or re-deplyed to cater for the growth of machine-machine (M2M0 communication.
This site will focus on one of these called MQTT.
I expect this protocol to become as popular if not more popular than the http protocol which powers the modern day Web.
If you have any questions please ask
Best Regards Steve