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Networking For Dummies, 10th Edition by Doug Lowe

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Chapter 3

More Ways to Use Your Network

In This Chapter

arrow Transforming your computer into a network server

arrow Sharing folders with network users

arrow Working in the Public folder

arrow Sharing your printer

arrow Using Office on a network

arrow Working with files offline

Chapter 2 introduces you to the basics of using a network: logging on, accessing data on shared network folders, printing, and logging off. In this chapter, I go beyond these basics. You find out how to turn your computer into a server that shares its own files and printers, how to use one of the most popular network computer applications — e-mail — and how to work with Office on a network.

Sharing Your Stuff

As you probably know, networks consist of two types of computers: client computers and server computers. In the economy of computer networks, client computers are the consumers — the ones that use network resources, such as shared printers ...

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