Most homes in this country today house at least three gadgets - mobile phones, tablet PCs, laptops and at least one desktop PC. The setup might look expensive for some but it works for us. This way, we are able to make the most out of our time when we there are things that need to be done either for work or school. We have eliminated instances where we fight over who use the computer at a particular time. This way, we get to do the job and have more time to spend with each other when the work is done.
Of course, we opted to share our Internet connection via WiFi, but I wanted to do more with it. I wanted to establish a home network wherein we can share files easily and print stuff without having to physically connect our laptops to the printer. The family also decided to have a single back-up storage for all the important files that we have like pictures, music, and other important documents. Since we all use Apple products, I knew that connecting everything would not be that hard to do.
First thing I needed to check out was to look for a supplier for all the connectivity things and other peripherals that I needed. The great thing about being familiar with the Internet was that I was already used to purchasing things online. I found this online merchant, KanexLive.com, while searching for an affordable Thunderbolt cable as the Apple store near our place was always out of it. It was while browsing their website that I got the idea of improving our home network. They got all kinds of connectivity solutions, particularly for Apple and Mac products.
The nice thing about having to use one system, in our case, iOS, it was easy to configure how to share things. It was not hard connecting all our devices, even the external storage devices that we had because it all runs on the same platform. It was doing the design that was challenging because of the number of devices that I had to consider which I know will be utilizing the network at the same time. Making sure that connectivity speeds within our home network should be satisfactory considering there are a maximum of 5 users utilizing it at the same time. Also, I wanted to make sure that the waiting time for the transfer and access of our files should be at the shortest possible time. The Thunderbolt cable connecting these peripherals to the network helped me achieve this.
Good thing, I have a little background of how things are done when it comes to establishing a computer network. It also helps that I had a partner in making sure that it was going to work by making all the items be at my home at the time I needed it.