My Home Network

Q1: Explain your L.A.N. Local Area Network - all the devices on your internet connection?

Since my modem/router comes with 2 wifi channels, we split them up. I use the second channel for my computer, xbox, and my phone. The main channel is used for everything else, except the desktop hooked up through an ethernet cable.

Q2: 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?

There wasn’t many new things I really learned, but I didn’t know about packets not being sent and having to be resent. I was surprised by the stages the packets went through. I didn’t realize how many stages there are to getting and receiving something from the internet, going through multiple routers and service providers.

Q3: What would you tell other people that they need to know about having an ISP/Home network?

They should know that its better to get something that goes through fiberoptic cables rather than copper cables/wires. Its also good to make sure your getting something that won’t run slow or at least meets your needs and requirements.