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Absolute Beginner's Guide to Computer Basics, Third Edition by Michael Miller

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Chapter 8. Setting Up a Home Network

When you need connect two or more computers together, you need to create a computer network.

Why would you want to connect two computers together? Maybe you want to transfer files from one computer to another. Maybe you want to share an expensive piece of hardware (such as a printer) instead of buying one for each PC. Maybe you want to connect all your computers to the same Internet connection. Whatever your reasons, Windows XP makes it easy to create simple home networks. Read on to learn how!

How Networks Work

When it comes to physically ...

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