A network control center always performs these tasks:
It connects the local network to the Internet through a modem and a telephone line, cable TV service, or some other medium.
It uses a router to translate addresses between the LAN and the Internet.
It uses a hub or a switch to exchange data within the network.
It acts as the central distribution point for data cables.
In addition, it might also include these services:
A base station for Wi-Fi
A distribution center for audio, video, and telephone connections
If you're working from the floor plan you created after reading Chapter 5, you have already chosen a location for your control center. If not, find a place that is easy to reach but away from day-to-day traffic: the inside wall ...