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ALSO CALLED: Home Networks, Home Networking, HAN, Digital Home Networks, Digital Home Networking
DEFINITION: 1) Using Mobile IP (Mobile Internet Protocol), the home network is where a mobile device has its permanent IP address. With Mobile IP, a mobile device can be plugged into "foreign" networks using a temporary care-of address so that it doesn't have to be assigned a permanent IP address each time it is plugged into a foreign network. The care-of address allows the device to be located when  … 
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Building a Small Office Network: Getting Started
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Building a small office network means starting with a foundation of switches and routers. The following guide will help you understand the difference between switches and routers and develop a clear vision for what your network foundation needs.
Posted: 10 Oct 2008 | Published: 10 Oct 2008

Cisco Systems, Inc.
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HOME AREA NETWORKS DEFINITION (continued): …  it is not plugged into its home network.2) A home network is two or more computers interconnected to form a local area network (LAN) within the home. In the United States, for example, it is estimated that 15 million homes have more than one computer. A home network allows computer owners to interconnect multiple computers so that each can share files, programs, printers, other peripheral devices, and Internet access with other computers, reducing the need for redundant equipment and, in general, making everything easier to use. For example, if you have an older computer without a CD-ROM, you … 
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