Configuring Network and Internet Connectivity

In this chapter, you will learn how to

•  Understand basic network terminology

•  Choose, set up, and configure a SOHO router

•  Choose between wired, wireless, and cellular connectivity

•  Use a LAN to share files and printers

Few computers are islands unto themselves. To experience the full power of computers, you must connect them to other computers. Imagine you receive a new computer, but it’s not on a network, so you can’t send e-mail, download music, or interact across the Internet with your friends. How boring would that be?

When you link computers to share files and communicate, you create a network. Networks range in size from two computers connected together to the largest and ...

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