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Nest Pro Network Knowhow

CEDIA has teamed up with Nest Pro UK to help installers better understand smart home infrastructure and networking best practices. On this page you'll find some great content to help you on the journey to installing fantastic, reliable smart homes for your clients. Check out our video series, best practice articles, and the Smart Home Infrastructure Recommended Guidelines document.

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We answer the big questions to improve your network knowhow:

Where should I put the router?

Where should I put the router?

Where should I put the network switch?

Where should I put the network switch?

Why Wi-Fi extenders don’t work.

Why Wi-Fi extenders don’t work.

What cables will I not want to forget?

What cables will I not want to forget?

The most common devices that cause network interference.

The most common devices that cause network interference.

Why is wired better than wireless?

Why is wired better than wireless?

What is segmentation and why does it matter?

What is segmentation and why does it matter?

Three common cybersecurity mistakes.

Three common cybersecurity mistakes.

What is the biggest myth about Wi-Fi?

What is the biggest myth about Wi-Fi?

What is the simplest way to improve Wi-Fi?

What is the simplest way to improve Wi-Fi?

What are the most important devices in the house to get a network cable to?

What are the most important devices in the house to get a network cable to?

What is Fibre Broadband?

What is Fibre Broadband?


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  • Myth Busting Wi-Fi: 8 Questions

    Ed Wenck, Content Director, CEDIA | Feb 17, 2021
    Wireless solutions are great – until they’re not. Below we address some common misconceptions about Wi-Fi and explain why a network with a hardwired backbone is key to proper performance.
  • Nail your Network Knowhow

    James Bliss – Marketing Manager, CEDIA EMEA | Feb 04, 2021
    The home technology industry is one of the fastest growing around: diversifying your service portfolio to include all the possibilities of home technology integration could be a huge career opportunity for Nest Pro Installers. The home network is the backbone and nerve centre of any integrated home; understanding how to properly specify and install home networks is a great first step into becoming a technology integrator. And what’s even better? A solid home network will increase the reliability and functionality of your Nest products too.

Download CEDIA's Recommended Guidelines


To help you learn more about the best practices when preparing a home for a quality network, as well as other key infrastructure for the smart home, CEDIA has created a guideline document: the Smart Home Infrastructure Recommended Guidelines. You can use this to better understand the necessary steps and explain them to your client.

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By downloading this guideline document, you agree that CEDIA can get in touch to support your journey integrating technology into the home. You can opt out of receiving these communications at any time.

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