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Teach Yourself Visually™: Computers, 5th Edition by Paul McFedries

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Chapter 8. Networking Computers

Networking Computers

If you have multiple computers in your home or office, then you can set up these computers as a network to share information and equipment.

Understanding Networking 142

Survey Networking Hardware 144

Discover Network Configurations 146

Examine Network Security 148

Learn About Network Collaboration 150

Understanding Networking

A network is a collection of computers that are connected using either a cable hookup or a wireless hookup. A network gives you a number of advantages, such as being able to share files and equipment. For more information on wireless connections, see Chapter 14.

Share Files

Networked computers are connected ...

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