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Windows Vista™ Inside Out by Craig Stinson, Carl Siechert, Ed Bott

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Bridging Two Networks

As we noted in Chapter 12, Windows Vista supports a variety of network media types, including Ethernet, Home Phoneline Networking, and wireless connections. In some cases, your home or small business network may consist of two or more different types of physical networks. For instance, you might have two desktop computers (we’ll call them A and B) in your upstairs den connected to an Ethernet hub, with Computer A also serving as your Internet Connection Sharing host. In the basement, you have another computer (call it C) that you want to add to the network. Running network cable to that distant location is impractical, and it’s too far away for a reliable wireless connection. You do have a phone jack in that location, however, ...

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