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Windows® 8.1 IN DEPTH by Paul McFedries, Brian Knittel

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18. Creating a Windows Network

Creating or Joining a Network

For about the cost of a trip to the movies, you can set up a network that will let everyone trade music, videos, and documents, use the same printer and Internet connection, and back up files, almost effortlessly. It’s not as hard or expensive as you might think. After you’ve done the planning and shopping, you should be able to get a network up and running in an hour or two.

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If you have high-speed Internet service and your ISP provided you with a router when you started your service, you already have the makings of a network. If you want to share files and printers, perform ...

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