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Byline: Yael Li-Ron
May 6--In the past three to four years I've dedicated several columns to the topic of home networking technologies. Frankly, I'm surprised (and disappointed) that development in this field has been slow in coming. One would think that a tool to connect your various computers, home stereo and other gadgets should be as common by now as, say, a modem. One would be wrong.
But several new developments are promising to accelerate the acceptance of home networking by lay-users (as opposed to power users). Here's where we are today.
The most common way to network is the old-fashioned one: Via Ethernet. Each computer and device must have an Ethernet …