Chapter 17

Network Life in Laptop Land

In This Chapter

arrow Setting network options

arrow Managing Wi-Fi connections

arrow Reviewing computer information

arrow Finding devices on the network

arrow Exploring network storage

arrow Granting network access to a folder

Out on the road, your laptop is a lone warrior, bringing you the power of the computer in a potent, portable package. After connecting to a network, the laptop becomes part of a team. You can access network resources, share files and printers, and do other networky things.

Network Configuration

If you just want to use the network to access the Internet, great! Otherwise, making that network connection opens up a world of networking opportunities. These include interacting with other devices on the network. Such frolic requires further configuration beyond the initial network connection.

Locating network central

If you need to mess with network settings ...

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