This is the first systematic technical guide to all leading transmission media and communication protocols for in-home networking. Using detailed simulation techniques provided as MATLAB® files and SIMULINK® models (downloadable from the companion website at
http://authors.phptr.com/chen/), Walter Y. Chen covers the technical challenges and implementation of twisted-pair telephone wiring, coax, powerline, and RF transmission. Next, Chen thoroughly reviews each leading communications protocol: Ethernet, HomePNA 1.0/2.0, FireWire, X-10, CEBus, HomePlug, Wireless LAN, and HomeRF. Finally, he covers today's leading mechanisms and protocols for linking the Internet with home networks.