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Create Your Own Home Networks by Eli Lazich

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Chapter 2. Project 1: Making Your Computers Talk to Each Other

In Chapter 1, “Understanding Basic Networking,” we touched on wired and wireless networks and some of the features of each. In this chapter we will begin to build a network solution that we will use as the basis for the rest of the projects in this book. Before we dive in, let’s take a look at both wired and wireless solutions in a bit more detail. When you know more about what each solution offers, you will be better equipped to decide which is the best solution for your environment.

Understanding Network Speeds

When network optimization is discussed, you often hear terms relating to the speed of the network, in bits per second. For example, 10Mbps, which is the entry-level Ethernet ...

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