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Microsoft® Windows 7 Your Way: Speed Up and Customize Windows by Michael Miller

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12. Managing Network Connections

With each version of Windows, Microsoft makes it easier and easier to connect multiple computers in a network. In Windows 7, networking for most users is no more difficult than connecting an Ethernet cable or selecting an existing wireless network from a list; just about everything else is handled automatically.

That said, there are still some things you can configure to make your network work your way. That’s what this chapter is about.

Configuring Windows for Network Use

Let’s assume that you’ve already set up your home or small business network. That is, you’ve connected a network router, run the appropriate Ethernet cable, or set up your router’s wireless capability. What you haven’t done is configure your ...

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