When computers first became available to the general public, it was rare for any home to have more than one unit, let alone a network of computers. But as modern technology became cheaper, more accessible and within the reach of everyone, tech-savvy homes are now linking up their laptops and plugging in their PCs into home networks.
What is a home network?
A home network is simply a method of allowing computers to communicate with one another. If you have two or more computers in your home, a network can let them share:
· Files and documents
· An Internet connection
· Printers, print servers and scanners
· Stereos, TVs and game systems
· CD burners
To set up a home network, you’ll need a few basic components including more than one computer, hardware such as a router and software, either built in to the operating system or as a… Continue reading