In This Chapter
Understanding a network’s parts
Choosing between wired and wireless networks
Setting up a small network
Creating a Homegroup to share files
Sharing an Internet connection, files, and printers on a network
Buying yet another PC can bring yet another computing problem: How can two or more PCs share the same Internet connection and printer? And how do you share your files between your two PCs?
The solution involves a network. When you connect two or more computers, Windows introduces them to each other, automatically letting them swap information, share an Internet connection, and print through the same printer.
Today, most computers can connect without anybody tripping over cables. Known as Wi-Fi or wireless, this option lets your computers chatter through the airwaves like radio stations that broadcast ...