The IP network is the backbone of every modern custom installation and the
number of connected devices is ever growing. With this in mind, it is now
crucial that the fundamental design of any home network is robust and well
conceived. It is no longer good enough to just ‘plug it in to any available
socket’ come install time!
This course explores all aspects of modern network topology including traffic
flow, infrastructure planning, connectivity options and planned redundancy.
During the session, students will be work in groups to develop a robust network
that will be stable for an initial and developing list of connected
host devices. Wired and wireless connectivity will be included as well as host
devices from the AV, computing and mobile world.
Both wired and wireless networks will be considered with consideration for
retro-fit and new build properties. Additional subject matter includes; power
planning, equipment location and rack design, testing strategies, and
- Relevant network topologies and their applications in
an IP network
- How to evaluate network need by analysing occupant
- Predicting likely bandwidth needs for individual and
groups of host devices
- Designing a wired network that meets the present and
probable future needs of specific client
- Proposing a wireless network that meets the needs of likely host