Free online book “USRobotics Home Networking For Dummies” by Kathy Ivens and Clark Scheffy. We think that if you have more than one computer in your home, you should have a network. That belief has its roots in the fact that we’re generally lazy, and we believe everyone should do everything in the easiest possible manner.
If you’re sitting in bed at 2 a.m. working on your laptop on that important 8 a.m. presentation and you realize that one of the files you need is on the kitchen computer, you don’t have to leave your cozy bed and stumble downstairs — you can just grab the file from the kitchen computer across the network.
You can also take advantage of an expensive piece of equipment like a laser printer by connecting it to your network and making it available to all the computers on your network, rather than buying separate printers for each computer.
Table of Contents
- Understanding Your Networking Options
- Configuring Your Network
- Sharing the Internet
- Sharing Printers and Peripherals
- Other Networking Techniques
- Ten Good Reasons to Set Up a Home PC Network
- Ten Ways to Keep Your Network Healthy
Link: Read online.