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

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SUMMARY

The first section of this chapter explained in real terms the various options that are currently available for assigning IP addresses to in-home digital appliances. Another important feature of a home network is the mechanism used to connect with a broadband network. Most logon procedures are based on the concept of using the PPP protocol to establish a virtual session. All home networks need to have enough QoS features to allow the prioritization of applications. If, for example, a customer wants fewer delays on video and voice communications, the customer has the option of selecting a QoS, such as a constant bit rate, on which fewer delays are present. In homes where multiple devices want access to the broadband access network, a commonly ...

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