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DSL Advances by Peter J. Silverman, John M. Cioffi, Massimo Sorbara, Thomas Starr

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12.7. Radio LAN Home Networks

Home radio LANs may connect one or more information appliances to a home gateway and can also enable direct communication between the information appliances. Radio LANs are distinct from public wireless WANs, such as those using microwave multipoint distribution service (MMDS), local multipoint distribution service (LMDS), and satellite technology. In comparison to wireless WANs, the radio LANs provide higher throughput performance and lower cost. Wireless LANs are primarily targeted at computer-related nodes, although audio and video applications may also be supported (see Figure 12.9). Although home radio LANS are slightly more expensive than other home LAN solutions such as HomePNA, radio LANs provide attractive ...

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