Learning How to Share
The basic idea behind networks is something everyone learned in kindergarten or even preschool—sharing. Networks are about sharing. It wouldn't make any sense for you to create a home network if you had only a single PC (and no other network devices) because then there would be nothing to share.
It doesn't matter if you are a single person with multiple PCs or if you live in a house full of people, because the idea is the same. A network makes it far easier to share the assets and resources that are spread across the network.
Sharing Your Files
Home networks were originally created to make file sharing easier. Prior to the existence of home networks, if you wanted to use a file that was on someone else's computer, you had ...