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Part V: Building a Network > Setting Up a Network

17. Setting Up a Network

When you connect computers so that they can access one another's files and equipment, you create a network. As millions of PC fans buy second and third computers for their homes and offices, small networks are becoming increasingly common.

When it comes to simplicity, setting up a network has a long way to go before it approaches, say, setting up a desk lamp. It involves buying equipment, installing adapters, and configuring software. Fortunately, Windows XP's Network Setup Wizard makes the software part as painless as possible.


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