Setting Up a Router/Gateway: Making the Internet Accessible

At this point, you are very close to the point where you can begin using your home network and allowing the PCs on your network to access the Internet. Next, you see how to access your router from your PC and do simple configuration tasks.

NOTE

The following section does not address the very important security issues that are involved in keeping your network safe. Be sure to read Chapter 7, “Making Your Network Secure: Locking the Network's Door,” to learn more about this vital topic.

Sorting Out the Internet Names

Your router acts both as the central point of your network and as the gateway ...

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