Sat, Sep 25 2004 16:08
The Spaghetti in my Family Room
I was taking a break from working on the Patch Management book to put my Stereo/TV/DVD system back together after we took it apart to install tile in the family room floor. Right now it looks like I have black, red spaghetti all over the place with the cables, splitters, a/b switches all over the place. In addition to making secure wireless easier, how about making home wiring eaiser too? We proactively ran RJ45 cables to the back of the wall just in case we need it for any future networking, but right now I'm on my secure wireless connection. Ever notice how they never show computers with all the wires needed to run them? The photos always show a nice clean computer set up, meanwhile, in reality it's a mess of wires back there!
A co-worker in my office was saying the other day that she'd like to have a home networking for dummies course. She doesn't want a certification or anything, just a better understanding of how to set things up and set them up securely. I agree. Just like my train experience yesterday, I don't think we've taken the time to educate folks on how to set things up the right way.
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