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Chapter 8. Wireless Radio-Frequency–Based Home Networks

Chapter 8. Wireless Radio-Frequency–Based Home Networks

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Market research analysts are predicting that wireless network technologies will eventually become more widespread than the various wired solutions discussed in previous chapters. A large technology consulting company called Strategy Analytics has forecast that 19% of the households in the United States and 15% of European households are expected to have wireless home networks by the year 2005. Wireless communications present the ideal solution for the home network, but these solutions have a variety of technical and deployment obstacles. This chapter explores the consumer applications and basic principles associated with deploying a home network using current wireless technologies. Once you have a firm understanding of the principles, we will then present you with a detailed description of companies and industry groups that are seeking to tap into this vast consumer market opportunity.


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