"These days, broadband internet is just about everywhere.
Hospitals, restaurants, hotels, and of course homes are all
connected with these nice, fast pipes. The problem is that your
internet provider likely just gives you a single connection with a
single address, no matter how many people or devices plan to use
that internet connection. Here, we enter the world of home
"Often, just the words "computer network" are enough to draw up
images of some complicated mess of cables and boxes with blinking
lights. People see acronyms like LAN, WAN, TCP/IP and a host of
others, and think this whole network thing must be the domain of
pocket-protector wielding geeks. The truth is, once you get the
basic idea of how it all fits together, you'll find that it's
really not that complicated, and home networking can be done by
just about anyone."