Setting Up Your Network
After you’ve decided on the type of network you want and gathered the requisite hardware, you’re ready to set up your network, as explained in the following sections.
Installing the Hardware
Following the manufacturer’s instructions, install or connect a network adapter to every computer that doesn’t already have one. See Chapter 10 for more information about installing new hardware devices.
If you’re going to use a wireless router, choose a location and position it in a way to reduce potential interference:
• Choose a central location. If you’re going to be using computers all over your home or office, position the router as close to center as possible. If you’re using computers in only a portion of your home or ...