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Estimated Cost of Installing a Hardwired Computer Network

Even though there have been massive advancements in regards to wireless networks, a hardwired network is still the faster and more reliable option. If you are looking for a rock-solid network, then wiring your house or business is the best way to go.

Types of Hardwired Computer Network

Modern hardwired networks are typically designed using three cabling options, i.e., Cat 5e or Cat 6 and Cat 7

  • Cat5e cable ( Category 5e ): it’s a pair of twisted copper cable which can deliver speeds of up to a gigabit.
  • Cat 6 cable ( Category 6): it’s a pair of twisted standardized cable which can provide network speeds of up to 10 gigabits.
  • Cat 7 ( Category 7 ): was recently introduced to the market and what makes it distinguishable is the shielded cable that significantly reduces crosstalk.
  • Fiber: Also known as optical-fiber cable, fiber optic cable provides a new alternative for networking. Unlike the Cat cables, fiber optic cable contains thin strands instead of copper and can reach long distances.

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Home Networking and Streaming

Eliminate Home Network Bottlenecks for Better Streaming

Streaming Media and Home Networking

Currently, video and audio streaming is the top way which people use to consume content. But streaming content is only effective if your home network is strong enough. Generally, streaming usually puts any home network through intense strain. The effect is even more noticeable in case there are multiple users on the same network.

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Top 3 Business-Grade Wi-Fi Routers for Large Homes

Wireless networks have different requirements and levels of complexity, and this means that there are various routers which have been designed to cater to these unique set of features. Although Wi-Fi priorities for different homes are not the same, some of the common factors that people look for when it comes to Wi-Fi routers include support, security, scalability and connectivity options. Outlined below are the top 3 business grade Wifi routers for large homes.

1.Ubiquiti UAP-AC-HD Unifi Access Point

Ubiquiti Unifi Access Point has a well-refined industrial design that’s ideal for large homes as it can be deployed in environments of high-density that require maximum performance of wireless networks. Read more

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The 5 Pillars of a Modern Smart Home

Smart homes are no longer the “wave of the future” with the introduction of intelligent speakers; automated homes are relatively common. By pairing, utility and automation homeowners can customize all aspects of home life from entertainment to temperature and lighting. In doing so, they can maximize comfort and optimize efficiency and security.

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Sonos One Review by Data Wire Solutions of Westchester NY

Sonos One Review: Great Sound From an Alexa Powered Smart Speaker.

Many audiophiles and casual listeners are already familiar with the Sonos range of speakers, not only for their snazzy names but also for their incredible quality in both sound and build.

It’s no surprise that the new Sonos one received lots of attention before its refresh. But the question lingering on most people’s mind is, does it live up to all the hype?

With the advent of wireless home speakers and worthy competition from tech giants like Apple’s Homepod and Google’s Home MAX, the Sonos One may have to deliver much more than just impressive sound from a compact build. Read more

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Upgrade Your Home with an Entertainment Room

One of the most rewarding home improvement projects is creating an entertainment room for both your family and your guests.

While in the past this was seen as something only the rich and famous can afford, now anybody with little extra space and time can install one.

Some people may be able to add a brand new entertainment room to their home, while others may need to go with a remodeling route to transform an existing space. Read more

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Top 5 Smart Security Cameras of 2017

Whether you’re protecting your jewelry collection or checking on your family, the best way to keep an eye on your home when you’re not there is to set up a security camera. Fortunately, there are a myriad of security cameras available to you to choose from so you can find the perfect fit to meet your needs and stay within your budget.

Before we get into the cameras themselves, here are a few things we considered while rating them:

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Outdoor Entertainment System Guide - Data Wire Solutions Westchester New York

Get Your Outdoor Entertainment System Ready For The Summer

Spring is on its way, and so is the warmer weather!

How do you plan to use that outdoor space at your Westchester home?

Maybe a BBQ or two, throwing a party, having a few guests over or just the family. Anyway, you choose to use it; we can help you make it more fun.

At Data Wire Solutions here in Westchester, NY, we can help supply your outdoor space with the audio, video, security and connectivity to turn a backyard, deck or patio into an extension of your home. Read more

Home Control and Automation

What Is Home Automation, Really?

Just a couple of years ago, the idea of an entire home that could be controlled with a single remote or a voice command was still science fiction.

With the pace of technology speeding up and the everyday use of tablets and smart phones, home automation is now as simple as a mobile phone app.

The Basics of an Automated Home

Most people have long become accustomed to the daily grind of flipping switches and starting appliances, but the strides in technology have changed that drastically in the last couple years.

By automating your home with smart switches and outlets, it is now possible to control lights, turn on and off appliances, and even heat and cool your home from a remote app on your smart phone or tablet.

The appeal of automation is rooted in the ease and control it provides, without the complication of rewiring your house or purchasing budget-breaking equipment. Read more

AV Receiver Setup Guide

How to Setup Your Shiny New Home Theater Receiver in 9 Easy Steps.

So, you got a home theater system? Awesome! Listening to music, playing video games or watching movies on a home theater system can be both magical and exciting. The most important thing when it comes to having a quality home theater is not only spending huge sums on buying it; properly setting it up is just as important. We will provide a step-by-step guide on how to best set up a home theater receiver.

How long will this take?

Actually, it doesn’t require long hours to set up a home theater receiver. To set it up perfectly, you’ll need about an hour in most cases.

What you need to get started

Before we go further, here is a list of what you’ll require

· Speakers

· Speaker wire

· A string or tape to measuring wire runs

· Wire cutters

· Speaker connectors

· HDMI and A/V cables

Planning:

Take note of the parts you will connect to the receiver (such as cable/satellite boxes, gaming consoles, Blu-ray players and Wii). Don’t stress yourself much on where to place your speakers, because receivers come with automatic speaker calibration, making it easier to get the perfect sound even if the speaker is not perfectly placed. Read more