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Network: Steps to Build a Low-cost Home LAN

Many homes now have more than one computer, and this means that there has been a huge increase in home networking in recent years. For many people, the idea of setting up a local area network (LAN) in their home seems complicated, but in reality the entire process can be very simple. In this article, youll learn step-by-step how to ensure that you have the correct hardware, and how to set up and configure your network to share an Internet connection between multiple computers and share files between machines. Well also reveal exactly what you need to know to keep your network secure.

Category: Networks
Issue: 2009 Issue 7 October/November
Operating Systems: XP, Vista, 7
Article Reference: N5

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