How is a home network configured?

A home network is configured by first connecting a cable modem to a cable outlet. Then a router connects to your cable modem and distributes the signal to other devices to share the connection, files, printers and/or Internet-ready game consoles. The router also acts as a firewall to help protect your home network and files from outsiders. In new devices today, the router and cable modem are integrated into one easy-to-use device