Wi-Fi is the name of the game when it comes to connections these days. A lot of Internet access providers work through Wi-Fi, and many households have Wi-Fi networks and systems installed to help in managing the various computer terminals and laptops around the house. There are a number of problems related with wireless connectivity, however. One of these is EMF signals that can easily interrupt your connection and make simple data transfer from a computer in one room to another become a burden that lasts up to several hours. Hackers can also easily penetrate your system, especially since setting up virtual private networks in Wi-Fi networks is very difficult if not downright impossible. To avoid these problems, try wiring your own LAN cables. With technology these days calling for larger file transfers that can only be facilitated with LAN cables, wiring your own LAN cable can even mean an advance preparation for technological advancements ahead.
- Connect the cables. Use a netgear cable, a pinout cable, hub cable, or gigabit cable wherever necessary. The first step is to connect the cables. Keep in mind that this will be rather difficult especially if you are doing the project alone to keep price down. Create a cable diagram to help you be organized. You will first need to access the main cable line outside of your home where the Internet access connections is found for LAN Internet access networks. Once done, you will basically need to strap down your house in LAN. In other words, each part of your house should be accessible through the LAN, especially since LAN cables work through actual contact and connections instead of wireless connectivity. Unless there are parts of your home that you are absolutely certain will not need LAN connection, you should run the wiring through the entire building. In wiring, be sure to buy excess wire up to seven feet. The excess can later on be used as patches for broken wire. Use wall staples if necessary but ensure that the cables are not flattened or distorted since this can lead to problems in data transmission as well as broken internal wiring.
- Set up the ISP patch panels. Once your entire house has been wired, the next step is for you to set up the ISP patch panel which will act as the central distributor of LAN in your house. This patch panel is where all of the splitter and wires will interconnect and share the same Internet access. Keep in mind, of course, that LAN can be used for a variety of other functions and services, including telephone service. These patch panels can be bought at your local computer shop, and with various port numbers. If you are connecting only several rooms in the house, it may be enough to get a panel with only three to five ports.
- Connect to your devices. Once the set up is complete, you can connect the LAN cables to your computer or your modem and enjoy Internet access without the hassle of EMF or the danger of being easily hacked. If you have a built in modem in your laptops, this means simply plugging in the LAN cable to the appropriate port in your computer or laptop. Otherwise, simply install a modem or use the external modems if you are using an old desktop computer. You can also use a pinout tester first for safety.
Just because your neighbor has gone wireless does not mean that you need to do so too. While Wi-Fi has many benefits especially when it comes to less cluttered offices, most homes can actually work just fine with LAN cables.