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I manage my home network; one of the things I have to do is separate the gamers (twins) from the worker (wife)! The reason for the separation has to because the gamers can chew up a lot of bandwidth. The worker doesn’t use as much bandwidth as the gamers do, but her traffic is more time-sensitive. You see., when you are connected to a verified system, some checks and balances have to happen. Are you trying to put information into the system, and are you authorized to do that? Most of you are familiar with an authorization system, you type in your password, and you use the site you are connecting. Not all sites have passwords before you use them.

But some do, some go one step further, beyond connecting to the site, or the organization, they ask you to connect first via a VPN connection. VPN or Virtual Private Network changes the status of your connection to an organization. You are on the actual extended network of the company or organization that you VPN into. Then you connect to the company directory system, and you are authorized to use the resources. But, that connection is timed. It isn’t connected once (as many web sites) there is a period of authorization. The example would be a banking website. When you connect, you are only connected for a specific period; once you are inactive, the system logs you out.

Like most homes, we have three types of network connections in our house. The first is the ethernet. The cable that normally plugs into the back of your router. The other is Wifi. In our house, we have a 2nd wifi segment that is set aside for my wife. That way, she never has an issue. I moved the twins over to ethernet by running cables to the switchback in the basement. That way, my wife has the bandwidth she needs without the twins have an issue while gaming. Having three segments also allows for faster troubleshooting when one of the users tells me their computer can’t connect to the internet. I check the connection between their segment and the internet.

I realize this is probably overkill for most people, but it is important to make work at home easier for my wife when she can!

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