I'd really like to know a lot more, because my bog-standard-Telecom-supplied-Thomson-WiFi setup sucks. Slow speeds, constant dropouts, devices connecting fine one evening and flatly refusing to connect the next morning (again, I could go on). At some point in the very near future, I want to upgrade to something more stable and (hopefully) faster. So I'd like to be able to consider the types of devices that would be connecting to my home network (and how many) and any other functions I might want, and work out from that what sort of router/modem will suit my purposes, and how to configure it.
I guess I could always just post another GZ "What modem/router should I buy" thread. I'm sure you guys would give me excellent advice. But then I still wouldn't know anything, and that's no fun. Anyway, I'd probably be back on here five minutes later asking how to configure everything!
Apparently there is a book called Home Networking for Dummies, and that might be all I need, but I wondered whether anyone here could recommend any other good references that explain the terms and technologies, standards and spec.s, features and functions, aimed at complete noob level? Or does this take three years and a student loan?