Types of home networks

Most homes are connected to the internet these days, and a good data network is a vital part of any connected smart home. Find out what the differences are between wired and wireless networks, and what purposes each is best suited to.

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Wireless networks

Connecting your smart home's Internet-enabled devices via a wireless access point is fast, easy and inexpensive. Having said that, wireless Internet may also be more susceptible to intruders, or limited by range.

Wired home networks

Linking the Internet-connected devices in your smart home via wires has several advantages, the most notable of which include security and reliability. Wired networks are also more complicated and expensive to set up.