Good news for you if you are part of the SOHO community. Panasonic has introduced its new Broadband Networking Gateway, which creates a network that can connect up to 32 computers in the SOHO environment, as well as adding high-speed Internet access with firewall protection. Any printers, scanners, programs or files can also be shared on the network.
What makes Panasonic's model different from others is its ability to use Ethernet cable, existing phone lines or wireless communications at the same time.
Top-notch home networking solutions are in demand as the workforce evolves and more workers are exercising flexible work-from-home schedules. According to one study, more than 20 million homes in the U.S. have more than one computer, and that number will grow to more than 30 million by 2002.