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Network Uses

The fact that you're even reading this book means you have some idea of how you can use a network, most likely for sharing an Internet connection or copying files back and forth between computers. Nevertheless, there may be uses you hadn't previously considered, so let's run through the main uses to which we've put our networks over the years.

Internet Sharing

In the age of the Internet, a one-computer-per-connection policy seems bizarre, but most cable and DSL service providers offer practically the same limitations as dial-up networks: each connection comes with a single Internet address, often not a fixed one, and extra addresses are either unavailable or expensive.


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