A broad overview of the home networking field, ranging from wireless technologies to practical applicationsIn the future, it is expected that private networks (e.g., home networks) will become part of the global network ecosystem, participating in sharing their own content, running IP-based services, and possibly becoming service providers themselves. This is already happening in the so-called "social networks" and peer-to-peer file sharing networks on the Internetmaking this emerging topic one of the most active research areas in the wireless communications field.This book bridges the gap between wireless networking and service research communities, which, until now, have confined their work to their respective fields. Here, a number of industry professionals and academic experts have contributed chapters on various aspects of the subject to present an overview of home networking technologies with a special emphasis on the user as the center of all activities. Coverage includes:Networked home use cases and scenariosMedia format, media exchange, and media interoperabilityLocation-aware device and service discoverySecurity in smart homesSecure service discovery protocol implementation for wireless ad-hoc networksMultimedia content protection in consumer networksMobile device connectivity in home networksUnlicensed mobile access/generic access networkWireless sensor networks in the homeUltra-wideband and sensor networking in the home environmentWith a balanced mix of practice and theory, Technologies for Home Networking focuses on the latest technologies for speedier, more reliable wireless networking and explains how to facilitate workable end-to-end solutions from a user's perspective. This book is an ideal resource for practicing engineers, designers, and managers with an interest in home networking and also serves as a valuable text for graduate students.

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