Smart Home Networking Today, almost every home and small home office has a home network, and an Internet connection. The current home network enables multiple devices e.g. PCs,tablets etc to connect to each other, and also to connect to the internet. Wireless networks are generally cheaper,quicker and easier to set up than wired networks as there are no cables to run. It is also easier for new devices to join the network as they don’t need to locate a physical access point. It is for these reasons that Wi-Fi is the main access mechanism, used in home and small office networks.However Wi-Fi is much slower than most wired Ethernet systems, but when the main use is Internet access then this makes no real difference as the Internet connection becomes the limiting factor Wi-Fi s primarily used for media streaming, browsing the web, and other data-heavy activities, it’s a high-bandwidth network that’s power-intensive — just watch how fast your laptop battery dies when you’re watching a video on Netflix.