What kind of network is right for me?

You should consider a conventional (wired) network if you:

  • Have several computers in one area, and it won't be a problem to run some Category 5 cable between them.
  • Want to have an inexpensive, standardized, and flexible network that will allow you to easily expand in the future.
  • Occasionally want to use a different computer (for instance a laptop from the office) and want to be able to use it on your network without much trouble.

You should consider wireless networking if you

  • Don't want to drill holes or worry about tripping over wires.
  • Have computers that are physically far away from one another (on different floors or rooms in your house, for example).
  • Have one or more laptops, and you would like the freedom to use your computer in different area of the house or move them in the future.
Now that you understand the basics of networking, see what USRobotics products will help you build the perfect network:


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