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Home Networking Simplified: An Illustrated Home Networking Handbook for the Everyday User by Neil Anderson, Jim Doherty

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Chapter 22. Networked Entertainment Systems

One of the biggest reasons to put a screaming fast (54 Mbps) wireless router in your house is so that you can watch photo slide shows from any room in your house or play any song from your CD library or Internet radio anywhere in your house. Some new tools even allow you to play movies or digitally recorded TV shows on any television in your house. All this (or most of it, anyway) without stringing wires everywhere.

To view digital pictures on any TV or play music on any stereo, you need a media adapter, which provides you with the wireless equivalent of connecting cables from the back of your computer to a TV or stereo on the other side of the house. The adapter works through a remote control and is ...

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