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Chapter 23. Windows Unplugged: Remote an... > Virtual Private Networking

Virtual Private Networking

You know that you can use dial-up networking to connect to your office LAN or desktop computer from afar. But, with the Internet providing network connections and local modem access nearly all over the world, why can't you reach through the Internet to connect to remote networks instead of placing a possibly expensive long-distance call?

Well, in fact, you can. Microsoft networking can use the Internet's TCP protocol to conduct its business, so you can, in fact, use an Internet connection to access shared files and printers, if the computer you want to reach has an Internet connection up and running.


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