Chapter 16

The Networking Thing

In This Chapter

arrow Understanding networking

arrow Connecting to a wired network

arrow Connecting to a Wi-Fi network

arrow Finding hidden wireless networks

arrow Using your phone as a mobile hotspot

arrow Leaving a wired network

arrow Disconnecting from a Wi-Fi network

At the core of laptop communications is the computer network. A long time ago, the network was a mysterious technical thing that most people feared and few understood. Today computer networking is primarily the way people get on the Internet, though it also remains a mysterious technical thing that most people fear and few understand.

The Big Networking Picture

Computer networking is about communications and sharing. Different electronic gizmos communicate with each other, sending and receiving information. They share resources, ...

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