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Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Home Networking by Mark Edward Soper

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Chapter . Introduction

Do You Need This Book?

Home networking has become one of the hottest trends in personal computing. And why not? As broadband Internet access from cable, DSL, and other sources has become more common, the big push is on to share your connection with the rest of the family. But, home networking can do far more than share an Internet connection.

Home networking makes it easier than ever to take work home from the office; help the kids with their homework; enjoy digital music, photos, and video; print and scan from any PC in the home; and even connect console video games in the online world. If some of those uses are news to you, welcome.

Whether you already have a home network, are thinking about getting one, or are trying to ...

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