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Insider Power Techniques for Microsoft® Windows® XP by Austin Wilson, Scott Andersen, Geoff Winslow, Paul McFedries

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Chapter 16. Setting Up and Administering a Small Network

In this chapter, you’ll learn how to:

  • Put together the hardware requirements for a network.

  • Configure each network computer.

  • Set up Internet Connection Sharing.

  • Access network resources.

  • Connect to a remote computer’s registry.

  • Safely share your computer’s resources on the network.

If you have multiple computers in your home or small office, you’ve probably run into one or more of the following problems:

  • In many cases, it’s just not economically feasible to supply each computer with its own complete set of peripherals. Printers, for example, are a crucial part of the computing equation—when you need them. If someone needs a printer only a couple of times a week, it’s hard to justify shelling out ...

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