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Windows® 7 Inside Out, Deluxe Edition by Carl Siechert Ed Bott and Craig Stinson

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Chapter 19. Setting Up a Small Office or Home Network

Introducing Windows 7 Networking

Configuring Your Network Hardware

Setting Up a Wireless Network

Using HomeGroup to Connect Your Computers at Home

Connecting to Windows Home Server

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 ...

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