Lesson 19Manage Basic Network Settings

GOALS

Understand fundamental TCP/IP network concepts

Configure and monitor basic network settings

Connect to a Wi-Fi network

The ability to share information between computers across a network has always been important. During the early years of personal computer development, vendors designed their own proprietary local network systems. Although these vendor-specific technologies were suitable for private networks, they didn’t allow for direct communication between dissimilar networks. Special hardware or software had to be put in place to translate from one vendor’s network to another.

Around the same time, researchers were working at the behest of various U.S. organizations to create a wide area ...

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