Phone-line networking is one of several ways to connect the computers in your home. If your computers are in different rooms, then phone line networking could be a good solution for you.

Be sure to read the companion article How Home Networking Works, which provides information about configuring your computers, routers and firewalls, Ethernet networking and sharing an Internet connection. There are also companion articles about power-line networking and wireless networking. By the time you finish this series of articles, you'll be able to choose a network technology that suits your needs and then configure the whole thing!

In this article, we'll talk about phone-line networking and the technology used to make it happen. We'll also discuss the advantages and disadvantages of using a phone-line network.