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Chapter 18. Networking

A home network can be many things to many people. To most, it is a means by which to share an Internet connection between multiple computers simultaneously. Beyond PCs, it enables an entirely new range of devices to share the Internet connection. Whether it be networked PCs, televisions, or telephones, more and more devices will start featuring the ability to connect to a home network for Internet connectivity. For example, personal video recorder (PVR) technology is becoming more and more popular and soon will allow us to download content not only from television, cable, and satellite services, but from the Internet as well.

Although the greatest benefit of a home network is clearly its shared, simultaneous access to ...

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