O'Reilly logo

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Microsoft Windows 8 by Paul McFedries

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

Setting Up Your Very Own Wireless Network

Sharing what’s on your computer with other users of that same machine is a good start. However, in today’s radical world of sharing, you need to go beyond your PC and share things with other computers.

How on earth are you supposed to do that? The key is Wi-Fi (it rhymes with hi-fi), which is short for wireless fidelity—although nobody ever uses the full phrase. The secret sauce is the wireless part, which enables you to share your PC’s stuff with other PCs without them being in any way physically connected.

Getting Your Wireless Network Prepared

That sounds like voodoo, I know, but it’s the real deal. To set up a wireless network, you need two things:

Each computer that you want to go wireless must ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required