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Fixing Your Computer Absolute Beginner’s Guide by Paul McFedries

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18. Upgrading Your Network

In This Chapter

Getting a handle on wireless networking

Translating the alphabet soup of Wi-Fi standards

Understanding wireless network interface cards

Learning about wireless routers

Purchasing wireless networking equipment

Your PC needs some networking hardware to connect to the Internet, assuming you have a broadband connection. Moreover, you probably have at least one other computer, and it would be handy if all your machines could see each other and share resources such as folders, printers, and Internet connections. That’s what networking is all about, but to get that far requires a hardware investment. This chapter gives you the information you need to make good networking investments. I describe ...

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