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Home Network- Bostani

Did you ever wonder how the magic of the internet happens? For the past couple of weeks, Ms. Hull has been teaching us how. What we discovered is that the internet comes into our house through a bunch of wires known as ethernet cables! The process goes by my ISP, Verizon FiOS sending the internet into my house! Verizon FiOS hooked the fiber-to-ethernet cable into a modem-router combination. The modem connects our household to the internet and sends packets into the internet. The router is what connects that modem to our internet by a wireless (Wi-Fi) signal! That Wi-Fi signal powers all electronic devices that connect to the internet in our house, such as two desktop computers, one laptop, two smartphones, a printer, and a PlayStation 3!

I didn't really know how much my internet connection cost, so that was my OMG moment throughout this unit! I also didn't know how your ISP, which in my case is, Verizon FiOS controls how quickly you receive your webpage. It literally costs my household about $120 per month to run all of my devices! Now, I challenge you to learn how your home network works. Specifically, I want you to know about what brings your internet into your house. I also want you to know how much it costs! 
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My Home Network ,Matthews

My local area network is Verizon. All the devices on my internet connection are phones, laptops , a tablet etc.
What I learned about networks is that how every device in your home is connected.
What I would tell other people that they need to know about having a home network is that they internet is not as simple as it seems 

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Home Network, Milligan

On my L.A.N., I have six phones, three iPads, one Wii U, three laptops, a wireless printer, a Mac Desktop, and a smart TV. Everything connects wirelessly from my modem/router, which is connected to a coex cable. My ISP is Comcast Xfinity. They bring the internet into my home.

What I learned about networks was that everything on internet is connected. Also, I learned about packages. I think an OMG moment for me was learning about how packages work. They are broken apart and sent all over the world. Then, they are put back together where they are supposed to go. 

I would tell people who have a home network and ISP to learn about how the internet works. They should know what they are paying for.
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Home Network, Conley

On my L.A.N I have a pc connected by ethernet, 4 laptops, an Xbox, 2 ipads, 4 iphones, and a chrome-cast.  In the process of this I also moved my router and modem from the first floor to my room and also learned a lot about my network.  Primarily I learned in class, and in my tampering how the cable systems actually work.  I was surprised to discover that the cable we use for cable has to be plugged into the modem.  I would tell other people to understand what each wire does that goes in and out of your router and modem.  Also if you have comcast, call them every two months or so to prevent them from screwing you over (sometimes they randomly change your bill.  
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My Home Network Koffi

2) My home network consist of a printer, a desktop, three laptops and four cellphones. Of those devices only the desktop is connected by wire.
3) I've learned that the internet doesn't just come out of nowhere. There's a process, a web of systems, that it has to go through. I had an OMG moment when i learned how much Xfinity cost. 
4) I would tell others that it's important to know about your homework so that if something happens you'll know how to react and what to do
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Home Network, Powers

  1. explain your L.A.N. Local Area Network - all the devices on your internet connection: I have at least 13 wireless devices and 3 wired in. This list includes 3 phones, 4 kindles, 5 laptops, one tablet, a TV, printer, and desktop computer. My tenants also have devices on the network like phones and laptops but I do not know how many.

  2. reflect on what you learned about networks, did you have an OMG moment that you learned something new and interesting? if now write about what you learned: I was very surprised when you told me I had an outdated phone cord bringing internet into my house. Learning about how packets were transported all over the world in a couple of seconds for web pages was really new for me as well.

  3. what would you tell other people that they need to know about having an ISP/Home network: Different cords bring internet into your home based on your ISP. Certain networks prevent you from going on high bandwidth sites or going on these sites will slow down your internet. Your ISP can see what you do on the network.
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My Home Network, Marcin Czapla

My home network starts off with a modem being connected to a router. The router then connects all of the following devices through Wifi, a desktop computer, 2 laptops, 3 phones, an I-Pad, an I-Pod, and a X-Box 360. An OMG moment I had while learning about networks is that your ISP can see whatever you've done on the internet and disclose that info if needed to. When having an ISP you should obviously remember to pay your bill on time or you won't have any internet, and second off all fast internet isn't cheap so get ready to be paying a good amount of money every month.
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Home Network, Rivera

On my home network, I have 2 laptops, 1 PlayStation 3, 3 tablets, 2 iPhones, 1 printer, 1 SmartTV, 1 Roku Streaming Device, and 2 DirecTV cable boxes. These are all connected wirelessly to my modem/router that is connected to our Ethernet Cable (all provided by our ISP, Comcast) which brings Internet into our home.
I never really knew a lot about the actual internet itself and how the packages work and such. I thought that was really interesting. I mean, it wasn't exactly an "OMG" moment per se, but it was a moment where I learned something completely new.

I would tell other people to really do their research and ask their ISP plenty of questions so that they know that they are getting what they pay for when they pay for their internet at home. 
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Halloween at SLA

Yes, it's that time of the year again. Our annual costume contest is quickly arriving and we want you join in! Sign up and see if you have what it takes to bring home the win. As a bonus, the house of the winner gets points for having spooktacular school spirit! The deadline for entries is Thursday, October 29th at 4pm. Can't wait to see you all there and may the best dress win!

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Home network Rivera

The coax cable comes in through the coax splitter , and then the coax wire goes through the modem going into the router. Another coax wire that is running through the coax splitter goes into the living room into the cable box and then the TV. The second coax wire goes through my parents room through the cable box and into the TV. Lastly my room , the last coax wire goes through the cable box and into the TV.
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Colors Are For Everyone

Our counter message to gender bias addresses the issue of labeling colors with a gender. This is unfair because colors should be free for everyone to enjoy, without having to worry about anything gender related. 

Group Members:
Rifah, Sianneh, Yasmeen, Nyla and Kareem

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Home Network, DeRock

 The white cloud is my internet, that cloud connect's to my modem/router through a Coaxial cable. My modem/router then connects to my computer, a laptop, two tablets, three phones, wireless printer, all through wireless connection.

 I would first tell people to read all the little details, understand what you're getting yourself into and do some research about what are the tings you're buying.
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Home Network, Johnson

On my network at home I have three different kinds of Samsung galaxy phones, one iPod Touch, one LG smart television, a house phone, one laptop, and a printer. In doing this assignment, I learned a little about how the wires were connected to outside. Before I did this I thought that there was a wire, but it went underground and some how plugged into the telephone poles. I think that everyone should know what is in there house and format of how everything works, because you will need it as you get older when you yourself are paying the bills.
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Advanced Essay #1: Acceptance

Jaiyeola Omowamide. Two words, seventeen letters and 9 syllables of utter confusion.

For the longest time, I hated my name. It was something that I detested. It was like carrying a huge boulder on my back; nothing but a burden.

I didn’t always despise it. Maybe because I was too young to recognize the difficulty associated with it, but my detestation didn’t begin until I started elementary school. As a child, I was called many names; Zion by my mother, Jaiye by my father, Jaiyeola, by my grandmother, and even Butterfly because my mom described me as ¨being shy and always floating around¨ I recognized all these titles and had love for all of them...until I began school.

Throughout preschool and kindergarten, I had zero insecurities about my name. My mind was filled with the innocence of juvenescence, but when first grade commenced, I soon began to mature and with maturity, comes dignity and establishment of self identity. I became aware of how difficult it was for my teachers, classmates and even family members to pronounce my name. This made me very uncomfortable and in return, I developed a deep insecurity towards my name. An island of unconfidence began to grow around me where I was surrounded by  Taylors,  Michaels  Ashleys and Brians, and then it was  just me, Jaiye; alone, feeling like I was the only one. It’s a curse I thought.  I felt like I didn’t belong and that inaugurated a shamefulness against my name , that would take years to overcome. It was then and there that I automatically ignored all of the love I had for “Jaiyeola”  and replaced it with hate.

First days of school were always the worst, at least for me. Not because I was nervous to see all my friends guessed it,  because of my name.

It was the first day of fifth grade. New school, new teachers, different faces. I hesitantly walked into the classroom. About twenty faces stared as I walked in, face down, trembling because of  the intense anxiety that dawned on me as I realized that the teacher would soon have to call out my name on roll. As I waited, I went over in my head fifty times how I would correct her once she pronounced my name wrong. Should I just interrupt her before she even attempts to? Or should I just tell her now before she starts roll call? It was like self torture. I could feel the prickly heat of sweat begin to to form. The teacher began to go down the list. I was completely unaware of when my name would be called next. As she read each name, apprehensive thoughts filled my mind. What if the class laughs? I was so distracted with the thoughts in my brain, that I hadn’t noticed that she had approached my name. I knew because she made a strained face. Her face became tense as she thought of how she would pronounce it.  

“Jeyailoa?” she said. Every syllable that passed through her thin lips felt like nails on a chalkboard. That was nowhere close to how it was supposed to be pronounced. I could hear snickers in the background. I could feel the burning sensation behind eyes begin to form. Don’t cry I told myself. I forced myself to wear the most genuine smile.

“It’s Jaiye. Jaiye for short.”

“Oh...that’s different. Very different.” she softly smiled.

From that moment on, not only did I hate my name even more, but I hated first days of school.

Days that I had substitute teachers were even worse. With my normal teachers, they would learn my name after a week or two, so the stress eventually would be lifted off my back, but when a substitute showed up, it was like my life was rewinded back to the first day of school. And the hatred would suddenly came back. I remember cringing as the sub would try to pronounce my name. I wanted to shoot up from my seat and yell “ It’s Jaiye! Jai-yay! It’s not that freaking difficult!” But instead, a quivering hand would hesitantly, shoot up.

“It’s Jai-Jaiye,” I would stutter. “Jaiye is short for Jaiyeola.”

Even though there are people out there in the world,  with more difficult names to pronounce than me, I felt as if I was the only person out there who experienced this problem. I didn’t have much as a significant  problem with my last name because I didn’t identify with my last name as a first name, but I felt the worst towards  “Jaiye” and “Jaiyeola” because those are names that people call me by. Other people that I knew had difficult last names, but easy ¨American¨ first names and I felt left out.  Did my mom and dad not get the memo?

I was at the point in my life where I wanted my name change. I went through a list of names that I could get that was deemed “normal”. Christina? Or maybe Amy like my mother? My name was an anchor holding me back from fitting in. I just wanted to feel accepted. I wanted to feel like the standard white American. And that could all happen if I could discard this confusing, foreign name.

During the afternoon, in the school library, I was at the librarian desk waiting to check out some books. A white male librarian began to scan my books on the monitor. Since it was the school library, all of our names were in the database, so automatically “Jaiyeola Omowamide” popped up on the screen once he scanned the first book. I cringed when I saw the blue lettering on the computer screen. He raised his eyebrows at me in astonishment.

“ Wow, how do you pronounce your name?” he asked.

“Jai-yay-hola, O-moe-wah-me-day.” I replied.

“West African huh?’

           “ Yes, Nigeria to be exact.” I smiled

           “ It’s beautiful. Some of the most beautiful names are foreign to this land. Enjoy your day, young lady”

           “Thank you”

I walked out the library with a grin as big as the sun, that beams from ear to ear. It was the happiest I felt towards my name in a long time.

But how could something so incomprehensible and ugly be seen as beautiful? I felt as if he and others would just say that to be polite. There was this constant battle between what I heard, and what I wanted to believe. Do these strangers really think my name is as great as it sounds? I spent hours, days, months, and even  years, thinking about this, and then it hit me. If these random people can tell me that they love my name, why can’t I?

Jaiyeola Omowamide; meaning a life of happiness and wealth and that a child has come to us. I was a child that my parents saw as a blessing so in return, I should carry great dignity with my name. My name is Yoruba, a language spoken in Nigeria. It means happiness and success, not depression and failure. It holds great amounts of history and heritage, and was given to me to be carried on to my future children and for those to come. Most African Americans, can never have their original names because their identity was robbed from them when forced to become slaves. I realized how lucky I was. Why hate it? Because it’s not “normal”? Some of the greatest people that lived didn’t become known because of being ordinary. They were unique. Distinct. Individual.  And that’s just what my name is. One of a kind.

I now love my name more than ever. It’s something that I hold with considerable respect and I am forever thankful to my parents for giving it to me. And although, I still get people who mispronounce it, I laugh it off. We shouldn’t have to feel self conscious of ourselves, because we don’t fit the norm. Don’t be ashamed of who you are. And don’t let society deem what is and isn’t normal. This country isn’t just made of one culture, but many; a huge melting pot. Show pride in our heritage and what completes your identity.

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Home Network, Doumbia

I have learned about the coaxial cord. I didn't know that coaxial cord was on my modem router.Now i know  so much about my home internet i never know about. A omg moment i had was the wire on street pole was the wire that come to my house . My L.A.N is connected to 5 laptops and xbox 360, 5 phones device.
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My Internet by Amado Alfaro Allah

Amado Alfaro Allah version fios
1.My local area network or L.A.N is verison fios it is connected to all the phones,labtops and tv's in the house.
2.I learned that internet cost a lot and it is amazing how somebody can pay that much for internet.
3.I would tell other people that you should always know how much your internet should cost.
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My home Network

On my network i have 4 xboxs ,4 PCs, 2 tablets, and 3 phones. I didnt really learn much about routers. The one thing i didnt know is they had lines in the ocean and the sent packets over it.I would tell other people not to have too many devices on the network because it hogs bandwith.
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Home Network, Satterfield

The network that my home uses is Comcast, and there's a lot of devices connected to it. There's three smart TVs, three laptops, three tablets, four iPhones, a 3DS, an Xbox 360, and a PS Vita that use Wi-Fi. 

I had an OMG moment a weeks back. All of my family's phones are on a family plan and we share a certain amount of data. They (AT&T) notified us at over 90% was being used, and they said that I was using it all up. If we go over 100%, they'll charge us. To this day, I still don't know why. 

Hope you enjoy! 
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Home Network, Shuter

On my home network I have the typical devices for an upper middle class 4 person family. I have a modem/router, a desktop computer, 4 smartphones, 4 tablets, 4 laptops, an xbox, 2 printers and an alarm system.
I learned a lot about home networks in the past couple weeks. I learned what type of cables connect different devices. I also learned that even alarm systems are included in a home network. If someone wanted to learn about ISP's and their home network, I would tell them to write down everything that they have on their home network and then see what kind of connection they have. (wireless,coax cable, ethernet cable). 
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Home Network, Gregory Tasik

Hi my name is Gregory Tasik and the picture above is a diagram of my home network. All the connections of the devices in my house to the router are all wireless. I have 6 phones, 3 laptops, 3 tablets, a wii, xbox 360, 2 DVD players, and a smart TV. 
One shocking thing I learned about networks is that our computers leave tracking info whenever we visit a website. I was suprised to know our computers leave evidence of every single thing we do on our computers. One thing I would tell others about having a home network is to be careful what they do/see on the internet. 
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Home Network, Green

All the devices connected to my internet are my phone, my laptop, my xbox, and my tablet. My mom's phone, laptop, and tablet are also connected to my internet. My dad also has the same three products connected to the internet. Something new that I learned while doing this project is that my parents pay for our internet, phone line, and cable all in a bundle instead of sepearately. Something that I would tell other people about finding an ISP is that they should find one that fits them the best. For example if they have a small family, or live alone, they don't need a plan that includes a whole bunch of devices.
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