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How to Create a Secure Home Network for Next to Nothing

Today, everyone is interested in syncing up every device in their home. We all want to be “in-network” even if that only means our home network. However, creating a fast and strong home network, whether we use it for personal or home business reasons, isn’t always an easy task.

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Cloud computing services have made it easier for those wanting to access certain operating systems, files, and programs from whatever mobile device they are on, but they are often costly. Sure you can access your GoogleDocs from your smartphone, tablet, or laptop, but what do you do with it after that? Not really a whole lot.

With a personally created home network, you can do everything that a cloud would normally let you do, but then send items easily to the printer no matter what room of the house you are in. A home network basically turns your entire home into a giant virtual office.

So how do you create a home network without paying an arm and a leg? Easy. With powerline networking.

Back in the day, phoneline networking used to be the way in which everyone created a home network. However, this network wasn’t always reliable and not every room has a phone line in a home thus restricting access. With powerline networking, all users have to do is plug the device into an outlet, and then immediately have access to a stronger connection in every room. No need to be selective either as every room, and even hallway in a home has an outlet located somewhere.

Powerline networking allows you to get all your computers on the same network without having to worry about having new wires installed in your home. The lack of additional wires also allows you to keep your electrical bill low. Instead of paying $25 a month for the cloud, you pay around $50 once for a kit, and then you are all set up.

Powerline networking also offered heightened security. Because the network is routed through wires there is a reduced likelihood of someone hijacking your network.

Those interested in using powerline networking should note, however, that older wiring can hinder performance. So if you live in an older home, you may want to consider simply having your home wired for Ethernet.

Author Bio:- Ryan Sandberg is freelance writer with a passion for entrepreneurship, efficiency and ice hockey. He spends his time writing and research current tech trends with a focus on Powerline Networking, current events, and has a large interest in the possibilities in the future of cloud computing.