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Summary

This appendix has covered a lot of territory if you are a beginner in the networking field. As you learn about setting up your Windows XP computer in a network or using it for a connection to the Internet, it is important that you understand some of the concepts involved. Knowing what an IP address is and the subnet mask associated with it can help you understand how the address space in a LAN can be divided up. Understanding the importance of DHCP and DNS servers will also help you better troubleshoot network problems.


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