Chapter 11. Home Networks and Internet Connection Sharing

This chapter explains the basics of setting up and securing a home network using a combination of hardware and software personal firewalls. This chapter begins by explaining how the typical home network is configured. You’ll learn the basics of creating your own network, including how to share and access network resources such as hard disk drives and printers.

After getting all the basics of home networking down, you’ll see how easy it is to modify the network to include a shared high-speed Internet connection. In addition, a number of options and recommendations are presented for securing your network with personal firewalls.

  • Review the basic features of home networks

  • Learn how to set up ...

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