Once connected, consumers find innumerable uses for their home networks. Sharing in-home appliances to provide faster Internet access has proven to be the main motivator for consumers installing a new home network. Telecommuters, knowledge workers, students, and families are some of the groups of people that are at the forefront of the home networking revolution.

The ultimate goal of a home network is to provide access to information, such as voice, audio, data, and entertainment between different digital devices around the house. Home networking allows users to communicate and interact anywhere at anytime. This new and emerging technology will bring the Internet to the hands of the consumers, to every appliance in the house, and help interconnect people across the globe. It allows access to homes via the Internet when one is away, enabling security and energy management. Home networking is really a three part equation offering entertainment, information, and automation services that are distributed between appliances in the home.