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PCs For Dummies, 13th Edition by Dan Gookin

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Chapter 17

The Weird World of Networking

In This Chapter

arrow Understanding networking

arrow Reviewing network hardware

arrow Choosing a wireless network

arrow Setting the network type

arrow Visiting the Network window

arrow Assigning a shared folder to a drive letter

arrow Working with shared folders

arrow Sharing media

Even if it’s the only computer in the room, if the PC is connected to the Internet, it’s part of a network. That makes networking a basic part of owning a computer, like having a printer or a sore neck. Because networking can be vast, uncharted, dangerous ground on which to tread, you better bone up on some basics before you do something foolish.

Why Network?

Networking is about sharing. Specifically, a network ...

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