The Evolution of Wireless Home Networking
The home networking market is growing rapidly and wireless technologies play an important role in the most home networks. This paper identifies and describes the main areas of networking. Using a service-oriented approach, the author determines the main goals of the home networking. Several wireless technologies of varying bandwidth, operating range, and form factor currently exist or are emerging for the home networking (e.g. Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Certified Wireless USB, Wibree, ZigBee, HSDPA cellular data, WiMAX etc.). The main scope of the paper is to examine and compare capabilities of such technologies and identify their current and future application. In the conclusion, the author analyzes future of the wireless home networking and possibility of success or fail of the discussed technologies.