9. Windows 7 Networking

Microsoft’s developers paid a lot of attention to how PCs are currently used on networks. The result has been more emphasis on making it easier to set up, connect to, and share information on a home network, and by extension connect to other networks and share devices as well. In Chapter 10, “Wireless Networking,” we look at wireless networking specifically, but this chapter is more about Windows 7 networking in general.

Setting Up Your Connection

Regardless of what kind of network connection you want to create, your first stop is at the Network and Sharing screen. To get there, follow these steps:

1. Go to the Start Menu and select Control Panel, Network and Internet (see Figure 9.1).


Note that this is different ...

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