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Chaper 13. Computer Networking > Connecting with Other Computers

Connecting with Other Computers

Using a personal computer on the job can lead to substantial improvements in your productivity and organization. Being able to connect with other computers to share information or perhaps to share a printer can produce even more surprising results. There are two ways to connect computers together: telecommunications and networking.

Telecommunications involves connecting computers via telephone lines. This is accomplished with a hardware device called a modem. The computer that receives calls from other computers and stores information that can be retrieved is often called the host computer. Other computers that access the host computer are called remote computers. These terms are used as a way to distinguish the two computers when they are connected.


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