Chapter 1. What Is a Home Network?


This chapter explains what makes home networks similar to and different from business networks and how home networks help your family work and play at the same time. Consider this chapter to be Networking 101—a course any serious home networker should pass. Even if you’ve tinkered with networks in the past, you’ll be surprised at what you learn here.

What Is a Network?

A network combines two or more connected computers that can share information and resources. However, home networking enables you to do much more than share files and printers. By connecting ...

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