Home networks:;<br /><ul><li>Home users connect multiple computers and devices together in a home network.
Home networking saves money and provides conveniences.
Approximately 39 million homes have more than one computer.
Many vendors offer home networking packages that includes all the necessary hardware and software to network a home using wired or wireless techniques.</li></ul>Three types of wired home networks: Ethernet, power line cable, and phone line (source; “wired vs. Wireless Networks,” an article on pages 24-29 in March 2008 issue of modern Networking by CITATION Tra08 l 1033 (Travis)).<br /><ul><li>Traditional Ethernet networks require that each computer have built-in networks capabilities or contain a network card, which connects to a central network hub or similar device with a physical cable. This may involve running cable through walls. Ceilings and floors in the house.
The hardware and software of an Ethernet network can be difficult to configure for the average home user (Source: a book called Home Networking by CITATION Dea08 l 1033 (Deakins), published at Current Press in New York in 20080.
A phone line network is an easy-to-install and inexpensive network that uses existing telephone lines in the home.
A home power line cable network is a network that uses the same lines that bring electricity into the house. This network requires no additional wiring.</li></ul>Two types of wireless home networks: Home RF and Wi-Fi (Source: a web site titled “Wired and wireless Networks” by CITATION She08 l 1033 (Shelly and Cashman)of course Technology, viewed on April 23 2008.Web address is www.scsite.com/wd2007/pr2/wc.htm).<br /><ul><li>Wirelesses have the disadvantage of interference, because walls, ceilings, and other electrical devices such as cordless telephones and microwave ovens and disrupt wireless communications.
A Home RF (radio frequency) network uses radio waves, instead of cables, to transmit data.
A Wi-Fi network sends signals over a wider distance than the home RF network , which can be up to 1,500 feet in some configurations.</li></ul>Works Cited BIBLIOGRAPHY Deakins, Frank A. Home Networking. New York: Published at Current Press at New York, 2008.Shelly, Gary B. and Thomas J. Cashman. Wired and Wireless Networks. 23 April 2008. 23 april 2008 <www.scsite.com/wd2007/pr2/wc.htm>.Travis, Mark A. Wired vs. wireless Network. Issue of modern Networking, March 24-29 2008.<br />