Residential Gateway

Having discussed Access Networks and home media, now comes the problem of how to connect the Access Network to the Home Network to provide an end-to-end solution. This is essentially the same problem businesses have in connecting LANs to wide-area networks: Doing so involves having an intelligent device that copes with networking problems. In the case of residential service, there are additional problems in handling video and supporting a consumer market.

Several home media standards will survive for long transition periods, creating interoperability challenges. For example, how will a TV monitor connected to Firewire obtain images from a PC connected to phone wire? Or how will a wireless Personal Digital Assistant direct ...

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