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If you have more than 1 PC in your home and you are always walking between them with CD/DVD's and USB Flash drives, then now could be the time to think about networking them together. This will save you the trouble of moving around rooms, wasting CD/DVD's and your valuable time.
What can I do with my network?
A network allows you the freedom of using every PC and connected device in the house, from one central point. You might have a big laser printer that looks a bit unsightly in your living room but with a wireless network, you can put the printer out of sight with the aid of a wireless print server.
As well as using PCs, you can also use a notebook to connect to a wireless network from anywhere in the house. Depending on your type of wireless network, you can even go into the garden on a summerís day and work outside!
If more than one person in the house wants to use the Internet at the same time on different PCs, then this is not a problem, you can share your Internet connection!
How are the device's connected?
When deciding on a network, you need to make one of two decisions, a wired network or a wireless one. If your machines are in the same room then a wired network could be an option, but if you have 1 pc upstairs and 1 downstairs then a wireless network would be recommended.
What equipment do I need?
In order to use a recommended wireless network, you will need to have the following items: (all of which you can get from PC Workshop)
Optional extras would be:
Is a wireless network safe?
A wireless network is extremely safe and secure, providing you use the security features found on the wireless router, and install a software firewall on each PC on the network. This will ensure that the network can only be accessed by people in your home.