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Using Windows® 8 by Nick Saccomanno, Wayne Dipchan, J. Peter Bruzzese

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This chapter delves into the home networking side to Windows 8 including HomeGroups and basic sharing and such to allow you to use Windows 8 in your home network environment or even small business environment.

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Home Networking

An Introduction on Home Networking

Setting up a home network has never been astronomically difficult, but it’s frustrating enough to novice users that they often give up or pay someone to come in and fix their networks. It’s not the physical side that causes them pain. Walk into any store that sells computer equipment and you can pick up a wireless router or whatever else you need that will connect your home physically in a matter of minutes. But “sharing” your documents, printers, media, and so forth is a bit more challenging ...

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