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Easy Computer Basics, Windows Tenth Edition by Michael Miller

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Chapter 4. Setting Up a Wireless Home Network

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When you want to connect two or more computers in your home, you need to create a computer network. A network is all about sharing; you can use your network to share files, peripherals (such as printers), and even a broadband Internet connection.

There are two ways to connect your network: wired and wireless. A wireless network is more convenient (no wires to run), which makes it the network of choice for most home users. Wireless networks use radio frequency (RF) signals to connect one computer to another. The most popular type of wireless network uses the Wi-Fi standard and can transfer data at 11Mbps ...

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