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Chapter 37. Networking > Network Wires

Network Wires

Windows XP comes with the software you'll need to set up a network, but of course it doesn't come with the hardware. So before I go into the software part of the equation, let's review what else you'll need.

Until recently, a LAN required special wiring. Several years ago, I hired a contractor to run Ethernet cables (more about this later) between a couple of rooms in my house. But we didn't wire the entire house, so the LAN only existed in those two rooms.


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