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Sams Teach Yourself Microsoft® Windows® Vista™ All in One by Greg Perry

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Chapter 36. Combining Vista, Networks, and the Internet

In This Chapter:

  • Learn how Vista simplifies networking
  • Determine which networking hardware works best for you
  • View a graphical representation of your own network
  • Use Vista’s Network Discovery tool to locate computers and printers available to you on your network
  • Connect to XP computers on your network
  • Set up file and printer sharing
  • Use Public folders to make sharing information easy
  • Password-protect your files and printers

In the past, a Windows book typically included a chapter about networks. Then there would be a chapter or two about the Internet. This book’s outline initially included separate chapters about using a network with Vista and accessing the Internet with Vista; those chapters ...

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