4 Network Secrets You Should Know

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This article will introduce four network equipments as wireless router, modem, network adapter and hub in your daily life.

Your modem is a box that connects your home network to the wider internet while a router is a box that lets all your wired and wireless devices use the internet connection at once. The internet service center will provide you with one box that will serve as both modem and router but they are still different. Note that all routers have a modem.

Wireless Router

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A wireless router is a router with wireless coverage for users to access the internet. With it, your smartphone, computer, and TV box can connect to the internet. However, relying solely on wireless routers is not enough, Ethernet cables for connecting wireless routers are also very important. The composition of the wire is simple normally there are two RJ45 plugs and one Ethernet cable for the network cable. And just combining these two can improve your internet speed.

Network Modem

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 A modulator and demodulator electrical signals sent through phone lines and coaxial cable transforms digital information from the computer into analog signals that can transmit wire, and it can translate incoming analog signal back into data that the computer can understand. When you want to convert two different signals, the Ethernet cable you use to connect a server to a computer is very important. Most stand-alone modems have just two ports, one that connects to the outside world and the rj45 jack connects to a computer.

 If you want your own DIY Network cable, you have to make sure a strong hands-on ability. In addition, you need high-end network cable and RJ45 plug and professional RJ45 crimping tool. Operation videos on youtube with suitable material and more patience that can be assembled by yourselves.

Network Adapter

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A network adapter is computer hardware designed to allow computers to communicate over a computer network. A cable or twisted-pair wire can transmit the communication between the network adapter and LAN. During the operation of the computer, if the adapter fails, the computer will not work properly.

At the same time, there are many reasons why the adapter failed. One of the main reasons is the poor contact between the RJ45 plug and the adapter. And many people may ignore this reason. If u want RJ45 plug to contact perfectly with ethernet adapter, the crimping process of RJ45 plug is the most important part.

So the professional RJ45 installation tool is mandatory. If you own DIY RJ45 plug, you can search on Amazon or Google to buy a professional RJ45 crimping tool.


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As the basic device in the LAN, the main function of the hub is to shape and amplify the received signal to enlarge the transmission distance of the network. Furthermore, it can concentrate all nodes on the nodes centered on it.

For network cable, we would better choose CAT 7 type. If the choose the network cable of cat7 type, the RJ45 plug should also be cat7 type which is to achieve the speed of cat7, if you want to assemble the Ethernet cable yourself and make sure each segment is high-end.

Here we recommend you use the professional rj45 crimper tool for your network cable and your rj45 plug, the high quality of each segment can ensure the high quality of the whole system.

Q & A

What is the difference between a modem and WIFI?

Answer: A WIFI modem is a single device that combines the functionality of a modem and router making it into a one-stop-shop for internet connectivity, a WIFI modem is a single combined device that translates internet data packets via the modem and sends it through wirelessly to devices in your home via the router.

What exactly does a modem do?

Answer: Modems bring the internet to your home. A modem is a device that connects your home, usually through a coax cable connection, to your internet service provider, it takes signals from your ISP and translates them into signals your local devices can use and vice versa.

Can routers work without a modem?

Answer: you can use a router without a modem to transfer files or stream content between devices on a wireless network. However, you need a modem and an internet service provider if you want to access the internet.

Which one is better WIFI or internet?

Answer: a WIFI connection transmits data via wireless signals, while an Ethernet connection transmits data over cable. An Ethernet connection is generally faster than a WIFI connection and provides greater reliability and security.

What does a hub do?

Answer: hub is commonly used to connect segments of a LAN, a hub contains multiple ports, when a packet arrives at one port it is copied to the other ports that all segments of the LAN can see all packets. Hubs act as a common connection point for devices in a network.

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