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Essential Guide to Home Networking Technologies, The by GERARD O'DRISCOLL

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SHARING A BROADBAND INTERNET CONNECTION

Convergence between home networks and the Internet is providing a revolution in home entertainment. Through this phenomenon, physical walls within a home are slowly being opened up with virtual windows that bring entertainment into any and all rooms within the house.

Today, most members of a family would like to have access to the Internet without the constraints associated with installing and running separate telephone lines. Home networks can deliver significant savings and greater family entertainment value by allowing all family members to share a common high-speed Internet connection.

To address the issue of sharing an Internet connection, a number of vendors have developed tools that allow multiple ...

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