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Windows® 8.1 IN DEPTH by Paul McFedries, Brian Knittel

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19. Connecting Your Network to the Internet

Sharing an Internet Connection

The previous chapter shows how to create an inexpensive local area network (LAN) to tie your computers together. With a network in place, a single high-speed Internet connection can serve all the computers in your home or office, or you can share a modem connection made from one designated Windows computer.

A shared Internet connection can actually provide better protection against hackers than can an individual connection, because a shared connection must funnel through a router device or a software service that blocks outside attempts to connect to your computers—except on your terms. In this chapter, we show you how to set this up.

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