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Upgrading and Fixing Computers: Do-it-Yourself For Dummies® by Andy Rathbone

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Part IV. Communications

Communications

In this part . . .

Windows 7 loves to chat. As soon as you install or upgrade to Windows 7, it tries to connect with the Internet and announce its presence.

Windows 7 is ready to talk to any other computers sitting in your home or office, as well. Don't want to string networking cables around the house? Windows 7 is content to chatter through the airwaves — it includes built-in support for wireless networking.

This part of the book shows you how to install or upgrade your modem for dialup Internet access, as well as send and receive faxes. You find out how to set up your own home network, and add wireless access so that you can check your e-mail while you're gardening.

And if you're ready to sooth your paranoia level a notch, Chapter 16 shows you how to make sure Windows 7's firewall keeps your computer safely protected with a burning ring of fire.

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