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

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Chapter 13. UPnP

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Industry forecasts indicate explosive growth in the number of homes with multiple PCs, and many homes soon will be geographically served by commodity broadband Internet access (cable, xDSL). Set-top boxes, networked entertainment appliances, and other smart devices are evolving with the growth of the Internet and improved bandwidth availability to the home. Moreover, anticipating the increased demand for new services, PC manufacturers are beginning to ship computers with built-in support for Ethernet, IEEE 1394, radio frequency (RF), powerline carrier, or phoneline connectivity that makes ...

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