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 ...