10. Setting Up a Home Network

When you need to connect two or more computers, you need to create a computer network.

Why would you want to connect two computers? Maybe you want to transfer files or digital photos from one computer to another. Maybe you want to share an expensive piece of hardware (such as a printer) instead of buying one for each PC. Maybe you want to connect all your computers to the same Internet connection. Whatever your reasons, it’s easy to set up and configure a simple home network. Read on to learn how!

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