The Home Network Manual

The Home Network Manual: The Complete Guide to Setting Up, Upgrading, and Securing Your Home Network

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Learn everything you need to know about perfecting your home network in one simple guide. 

Do you need to build or upgrade your home network, but aren’t sure where to begin? Would you like your home network to be fast, stable, and secure?

After reading The Home Network Manual you’ll know:

  • The components that make up a home network
  • The right way to set up a home network from scratch
  • Which devices will give you the best home network
  • Tips for making your home network fast
  • How to have reliable Wi-Fi throughout your home
  • How to diagnose and fix common home network problems
  • How to secure your home network from hackers

…And so much more!

Having a fast, stable, and secure home network is more important now than ever. After reading this book, you’ll be equipped with all the tools and information you need to have the trouble-free, fast, and secure home network you need.

If getting every device in your home on your home network has been a chore, or if you’re putting up with situations like your video streaming services buffering every few moments, your online games kicking you because your Wi-Fi drops, or your Zoom sessions fuzzing out and freezing into that impossible to understand robot voice, then you need to read this book! 

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The Home Network Manual is divided into five main sections that are detailed below. Woven through each of these sections are valuable checklists, case studies, diagrams, and use cases.

This section focuses on the basics of a home network. You’ll learn all about the components that come together to make a home network. There is a discussion of the reasons why your home network is important would want to build a smart home as well as detailed information on how much it costs to build a home network.

This section walks through the step-by-step process to build a home network. You’ll learn how to evaluate your current home network and select the right devices to meet your needs. You’ll learn how to configure your router and other devices. You’ll also learn the keys to building a strong Wi-Fi network throughout your home

This section emphasizes the importance of network security. You’ll learn basic, intermediate, and advanced techniques for protecting your home network for hackers. You’ll also learn how to detect problems on your network and how to recover from network failures and hacks.

This section focuses on the key maintenance tasks for a home network, and how to diagnose and troubleshoot common network problems. It also discusses how and where to get help when you can’t fix it yourself.

This section satisfies the curiosities of those looking for ideas about how to improve and expand the capabilities of their home network. Home automation examples accompany sample home network buildouts and equipment lists to give you inspiration. Diagrams further clarify key concepts. Checklists, additional resources, and a glossary round out this section.

Reviews and Praise

The style and tone the author deploys into their writing were superb. The book finds that perfect harmonious chord of balance between the educational study of skill or profession while infusing humor and personal stories to make the learning process that much more engaging. The book flows smoothly and the author really does an amazing job of covering the basics needed to understand how to work a person’s home networking system. 

Anthony Avina – Author & Book Reviewer

What I liked most about this book is the absolute ground-up approach it uses. From a beginner’s level, you’re gradually brought up to speed about the components and devices that comprise a home network. It starts with the most basic questions such as “Why do I need a home network?”, “How much will it cost?”, “What are the challenges I’ll face if I do?”, followed by how to set one up, test and maintain it for best performance, and so on. In a friendly, informal atmosphere, the author shares from experiences setting up his home network and the lessons learned. His approach makes you feel at home so while you read, you may suddenly come to the realization that setting up your home network is easier than you thought before — and decide to take the plunge by yourself!

Raju Chacko – Engineer & IT Consultant

Marlon Buchanan has put together a thorough explanation of all things home network. It was much easier to read than I expected. The author gives a personal explanation of just about everything I can think of regarding what a home network is, why it is important, how to build it and how to make sure it is tweaked to meet my needs, etc. He also gives examples as well as references for further explanation and more in-depth knowledge. I must admit (only in this review) that I knew a lot less than I would say, but the information in this book has clarified the fuzzy pieces of my understanding. Well done. I feel all experty.”

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