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LAN

Local area network Informatics A computer network confined to a limited area, usually of the same floor or building. See Ethernet. Cf Internet, WAN.
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Verizon Home Network Protection (HNP) is currently available for Verizon Fios customers and is included in the price of the Verizon Quantum Gateway Router.
So we can predict a bottleneck in the access or in the home network due to growth of simultaneous activities from and in the same home, each individual activity requiring more and more bit rate and more and more quality, and each service becoming a priority service.
The home gateway is capable of collecting information such as device features, service capabilities, and status information about devices deployed in the home network using UPnP.
The app is able to provide an overview of the status of all DLNAEeA capable devices connected to the home network. A preview pane shows the content currently displayed on the selected device.
That program would provide the domestic administrator with simple control options to allow access to the home network only for specific devices and to control the packets of information that can pass through the gateway to and from the internet.
The best thing about these home networks is that they can be wireless.
This collaboration has led to the introduction of Home Network Defender, an Internet security service from Trend Micro that features Safe Web Surfing capabilities, parental controls, and user-activity reporting embedded on select Linksys by Cisco wireless-N home routers.
"We are glad to work with companies like DS2 to ensure that users of powerline networking products enjoy the full potential of Windows Vista and can easily share multimedia content with their Xbox 360 or other Media Center Extender devices across their home networks. Microsoft designed LLTD to provide consumers with better visibility into their home networks.
The market research firm IDC (Framingham MA USA) says that the main driver of home network market development in the Asia Pacific region is the need "to share content among multiple PCs in a household." Market development closely follows the growth of broadband Internet services in the region.
Because authentication and encryption processing have become essential when transferring copyright protected digital content between devices, this multimedia co-processor supports the DTCP-IP that allows copyrighted multimedia content to be viewed over a home network while keeping it protected.
Network Magic, which helps consumers setup, manage and protect their home network, is seen as a crucial piece in putting together the digital home.
Also check out Jim Doherty and Neil Anderson's Home Networking Simplified (Cisco Press; $24.99), an illustrated guide for setting up a wired or wireless home network.

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