Business Networking

For detailed information on our networking services & solutions for businesses, call GravitySync at (509) 205-8977, or go to our contact page.

Home Networking

What is a Home Network?
A home network is a group of computers, printers and other devices that are connected together, allowing different users to exchange information and share hardware, software and Internet connections.

Why Would I Want One?
If you own multiple computers, you may want to:
  • Use a single Internet connection at the same time
  • Share a single printer between computers
  • Share files such as images, music and documents
  • Play games that allow multiple players at different computers
Choose a method for your home network from the diagrams below.
Hardwired Ethernet
Two computers with Ethernet Adapters, and a Router/Hub/Switch to share an internet connection.

Requirements
  • Windows 98 (or newer)
  • Category 5 (or higher) wiring between Router and each PC
Equipment
  • Ethernet Network Adapter for each PC
  • A single Router/Switch/Hub
Pros
  • Most reliable
  • Highest speed transmission (Fastest)
Cons
  • May need Category 5 (or higher) wiring installed.
Wireless Ethernet
One computer with an Ethernet Adapter, one computer with a Wireless Adapter, and a Wireless Router/Hub/Switch to share an internet connection.

Requirements
  • Windows 98 (or newer)
Equipment
  • Wireless Network Adapter for each PC
  • A single Wireless Router/Switch/Hub
Pros
  • Most convenient (no wires to run, quicker setup)
Cons
  • Highest equipment cost
  • Wireless is not completely reliable, subject to things like interference
  • Not as fast as a hard wired network

Home Network Pricing

Networking packages include internet & file sharing only and include 2 computers. These prices do not include fixing / repairing any preexisting system problems.
Hardwired Ethernet

Requires existing CAT 5 cable and Windows 98 or higher.

Base Package Includes:
  • Broadband Router/Firewall
  • 4-Port 10/100 Switch
  • 10/100 network adapter
    or PC Card laptop adapter
  • Installation

Starting at:   $295
Additional PC:   $65
Additional Laptop:   $85
Wireless Ethernet

Requires Windows 98 or higher and an Ethernet card in primary system.

Base Package Includes:
  • 2.4 GHz Wireless Router with integrated 4-Port Switch - 108Mbps Data Transfer Rate
  • USB Wireless network adapter
    or PC Card laptop adapter
  • Installation
Starting at:   $395
Additional PC:   $100
Additional Laptop:   $120

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