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Introduction to Home Networking
A home network is the connection of two or more computers, printers and other devices in your household. All of the computers and devices in the network can communicate with each other, allowing shared Internet access.

There are two types of networks: Wired and Wireless. A wired network allows you to connect multiple computers in your home using cables between each computer. A wireless network allows you to connect computers without using cables between each computer.

Who should use a home network?

  • Homes with multiple computers

  • People who bring work laptop home

  • Telecommuters working from home

  • Roommates

  • Small home offices



Planning a wireless home network

Which is better, wireless or wired?

Can I use hardware from other sources on my home network?

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Wireless home networking
Wired home networking
Creating a wireless home network
Creating a wired home network
Sharing folders on a home network
Sharing printers on a home network



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