~ Setting up a Home network ~

  • wired home networking means that where you use the internet it is limited, however it is faster then any other way.
  • wireless works with out any cables. this means that you can use the internet anywhere around your home.



Bandwidth

Bandwidth measures how much data you can move in a given period of time, but not necessarily how fast it moves.


Latency

because without latency information you get to your computer will be slow, this will cause delays when receiving data

protocol

  • Protocol – a set of rules that computers use to communicate with one another
  • •VoIP – Voice Over Internet Protocol e.g. Skype allows communication over the Internet involving voice and multimedia exchange. Requires phone line, computer and webcam.
  • •POP – Post Office Protocol. Used for email retrieval such as Gmail and Yahoo.
  • •IMAP – Internet Message Access Protocol. Used for email retrieval.
  • •SMTP – Simple Mail Transfer Protocol. For sending messages. POP or IMAP used for receiving and retrieval.
  • •HTTP/S - Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure. Often used for secure payments and transactions.