Appendix B. Setting Up a Home Network


If you have just a single computer in your home, and if you’re the only person who uses that computer, your setup is inherently efficient. You can use the machine whenever you like, and everything you need—your applications, your printer, your CD/DVD drive, your Internet connection, and so on—is readily available.

Things become noticeably less efficient if you have to share the computer with other people. Then you might have to wait for someone else to finish a task before you can get your own work done; you might need to have separate ...

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