How good networking makes our lives
Networks have become increasingly essential for the efficiency of the internet we have at home, improving productivity and communication.
A mesh network or Meshnet network is a local area network topology to which the infrastructure nodes connect directly, dynamically and non-hierarchically to as many other nodes as possible, this is one of the most common technologies used installed in homes, in addition to basic tools such as modem, router, etc.
The catalog of technologies or equipment for homes is becoming more and more extensive, thus preventing everyday situations such as network failures, network restarts, internet failure, etc.
Enterprise-grade networks have become increasingly indispensable for a company infrastructure, productivity, and internal communication. The ideal is to define what type of network you want to implement in your company, since this has evolved over the years and today there are networks for all types of businesses.
There are many advantages in having a network system in the infrastructure of your work environment, but the main and most important of them are: Speed, clarity, and better management in employee communication.
On the other hand, some elements or products that should be part of your company network infrastructure are the following: Wireless access points, modems and routers, network security devices, network switches, network transceivers.
A router is a network device that forwards data packets between computer networks. These are connected to two or more lines of different IP networks; IP routers are usually home routers and are mostly chosen for small offices.
The modem is the figure that acts by carrying the signals from the internet service provider (ISP) and transforms them into an internet connection for the router to forward them. Basically, it is the one that is in charge of the efficiency of our Wi-Fi.
It is important that every home or small office internet connection has a modem because this device is the one that acts as an interpreter for us to receive a good digital signal.
The easiest way to understand it is that the modem brings the internet to our home and the router takes it and divides it among the different devices that are connected to the network.
An important reason why we should know these differences is that very likely from time to time we will have to test one of them when they present failures, so we must know which is which.
Although both work together to perform the same task, both fulfill different roles, and the truth is that to be secure enough, internet networks will almost always need both.
Wi-Fi 6 is an upgrade from previous generations of Wi-Fi that enables partially faster connection speeds, with a maximum throughput of 9.6 Gbps across multiple channels, as opposed to Wi-Fi 5 which offers a maximum of 3 .5Gbps However, in real world situations we will find some local networks that will not be able to reach this maximum speed. In addition, Wi-Fi 6 manages to result in up to 75% less latency by handling large amounts of network traffic.