Understanding Home and SOHO Networks
If you are used to working on a single computer, the idea of setting up a network may seem daunting. Perhaps at work you do plug into the corporate network, but maintaining and configuring this network isn't your problem. Instead, it is handled by a staff of highly professional overachievers. At least, that's what the folks from corporate information technology (IT) would have you believe.
Relax! There's nothing particularly dark, deep, or mysterious about the concepts involved in setting up a small home or office network.
I'd like to step back for a moment or two and forget about Wi-Fi and wireless connectivity. This will give me the chance to explain networks to you generally. As you'll see, networks are ...