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Using Microsoft® Windows 7 by Nick Saccomanno, J. Bruzzese Peter

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8. Networking with Windows 7

In this chapter, Windows 7 networking for the home environment is explored.

HomeGroups

Setting up a home network has never been astronomically difficult, but it’s frustrating enough to novice users that they often give up or pay someone to come in and fix their networks. It’s not the physical side that causes them pain. Walk into any store that sells computer equipment and you can pick up a wireless router or whatever else you need that will connect your home physically in a matter of minutes. But “sharing” your documents, printers, media and so forth is a bit more challenging if you do not know how to do this (and even more challenging if you have a hodgepodge of system types—some systems running XP and others ...

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