Home technology advancement continues to expand the applications for IoT (internet of things), and as such, the number of connected devices per household grows. Each device is going to need access to the internet and your access speed and quality of service is going to depend greatly on your home network. The more devices used on a network can cause unwanted bandwidth restrictions and delays. For the best user experience, the devices that are more stationary and in a fixed location (such as desktops, IPTV, gaming consoles etc.) should be connected through a hard wired using a structured wiring system. This hard wired connection is going to provide the most reliable access with the highest bandwidth. Mobile devise (such as phones, tablets and laptops) can all be connected to a wireless network. A wireless network established as an extension of a hard wired system provides the best user experience including quality performance system for those fixed applications and mobility when desired.
a. The 30-inch RF Transparent Structured Media® Enclosure provides an excellent mounting location for in-home voice, data, audio, and video distribution. The enclosure is an ideal location for your wi-fi router or access point as it provides a safe and clean location for storage, yet won’t restrict the reach of wireless signals, because it uses ABS polymer construction to diminish the effects of signal interference. The enclosure includes a 180-degree hinged door that is vented to improve airflow and cooling. And it’s built to accommodate two duplex J-Box Surge Protection Kits. The enclosure complies with the industry standard: UL 2416(Audio/Video, Information and Communication Equipment Cabinet, Enclosure and Rack Systems).
b. The Wireless Dual-Band Gigabit Router is an easy-to-use wireless router that offers a hassle-free way to access a private network from anywhere in the home or small office. The wireless router allows multiple users to share a single, secure, high-speed broadband (DSL or cable) Internet connection, and it easily fits into the Structured Media enclosure. Simply align the pins to the mounting holes in the Structured Media enclosure and push them in. The Internet router has four ports for Local Area Networking access. The modem will plug into the WAN port using a Cat 5e or Cat 6 patch cord. Plug Cat 5e or Cat 6 patch cords from the different ports on the gateway to the Cat 5e or Cat 6 Voice and Data module. This will send the signal from the Internet Gateway out to the room where each Internet access point resides. If you need more Internet access points, simply connect one port of the Leviton Ethernet Router to any port on the Internet router using a Cat 5e or Cat 6 patch cord. Additional switches can be connected to your Internet router ports as needed (i.e. port one on the router goes to the first switch and port two goes to the second). There are several lights on the Wireless Router: • Power — indicates that power is being supplied to the router • WPS — indicates security protection is active • 5Ghz — indicates dual band 5Ghz WiFi frequency is activated • 2.4Ghz — indicates dual band 2.4Ghz WiFi frequency is activated • LAN — indicates one to four ports on the router are active • WAN — indicates a modem is plugged in and working • USB — indicates the USB connection is active