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Windows 7 Inside Out by Carl Siechert Ed Bott and Craig Stinson

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Chapter 17. Setting Up a Small Office or Home Network

Introducing Windows 7 Networking 586

Configuring Your Network Hardware 591

Setting Up a Wireless Network 597

Using HomeGroup to Connect Your Computers at Home 611

Setting up a network is no longer the complex and sometimes frustrating process it used to be. With Microsoft Windows XP, the Network Setup wizard performs many of the tasks necessary to configure network computers. Because of advances in hardware technology as well as in Windows itself, the wizard isn't necessary for configuring wired networks in Windows 7. On a network where every computer is running Windows (any version), in fact, you might find that your wired network requires no configuration at all—after you finish setting up Windows, ...

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