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This article investigates a home entertainment and computing network proposal, which takes advantage of ultra wideband (UWB) impulse radio technology and the IEEE 1394 system. We first compare various present home networking technologies. Then we introduce an overview of the IEEE 1394 high-performance serial bus. After that, we describe the network architecture of the proposed home networking scheme, IEEE 1394-based UWB home entertainment and computing networks connected by a wireless 1394 bridge. The IEEE 1394 backbone network and UWB impulse radio subsystem are discussed in detail, as well. Summaries are also provided.