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Windows Vista®: Home Entertainment with Windows® Media Center and Xbox 360™ by Greg Slack, S. E. Slack

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Chapter 3. Working with Networks

  • Get to know wireless technology

  • Set up a wireless network

NETWORKS ARE CLOSE to the last thing anyone thinks about when they imagine a home entertainment system. Speakers, televisions, and all kinds of other equipment might come to mind, but hubs, access points, controllers, and other PC-related items aren’t really high on the list. If you already have a wireless network in your home, then this chapter will be a breeze. If you don’t, get ready to take some notes.

Why go wireless? Well, you can certainly use Windows Media Center in a wired home, but you’ll be limited by the wires and where they can be placed. With a wireless network, no such limits exist. If you want to watch a recorded television show while you’re ...

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