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Chapter 15. Connect the Dots: Upgrading ... > Upgrade #1: Creating a Wired Network

Upgrade #1: Creating a Wired Network

Connecting multiple computers in a wired network is actually fairly simple. Just make sure you do the proper planning beforehand and buy the appropriate hardware and cables; everything else is a matter of connecting and configuration.

Wired Network Hardware and Topology

You need to install a network interface card, as shown in Figure 15.2, in each computer in your wired network. Each NIC then connects, via Ethernet cable, to the network hub, which is a simple device (like the one in Figure 15.3) that functions like the hub of a wheel and serves as the central point in your network. Then, after you make the physical connections, each computer has to be configured to function as part of the network and to share designated files, folders, and peripherals.


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