Date Added: Nov 2009
The management of Home Area Networks (HANs) is problematic. On the one hand there are increasing numbers of IP enabled devices that are connecting to the HAN (Wired and Wirelessly), some of which need to be managed, especially in terms of granting external access to certain services running on certain devices e.g. home security, home monitoring, external media access. On the other hand, of any area of network management, the home network is the one where there is least likely to be a capable network manager physically there.