Home networking is emerging as a highly competitive key strategic market for cable operators. CableHome is a CableLabs initiative focused on enabling cable operators to differentiate by guaranteeing convenient operation of the home network in concert with the delivery of quality services. Creating a supporting infrastructure requires the accommodation of a diversity of networking technologies and protocols, insulation from and integration with non-compliant devices, and a non-restrictive design environment. The CableHome architecture addresses these concerns by facilitating the separation of compliant and non-compliant networks via technology independent logical network elements. These logical elements are correlated with physical devices, nonrestrictively, to provide a concrete reference frame. Supplying robust network management and quality of service capabilities in the home is key and these concerns are specifically explored.