Chapter 7. Sharing Files and Peripherals

One of the key reasons to connect your notebook PC to your home network is to share files with your other computers. That’s one of the chief benefits of network computing—the ability to quickly and easily copy files from one computer to another. It’s certainly a lot better than the old-school method of copying the files to a floppy disk, CD, or USB memory drive and then “sneaker netting” the storage device to the second computer.

Networks also let you share any peripherals you may have connected to any PC on the network. Let’s say, for example, that you have a nice color inkjet printer connected to the desktop PC in your den. Thanks to your home network, you can print a file from your notebook PC without ...

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