Network Your Home Computers and Impress Your Teens

Now that computers are used for everything from banking and shopping to playing and communicating, it is no longer easy for family members to share just one computer. If your family includes teens and tweens, it is almost impossible. If you do have multiple computers in your home, there good reasons why they should all be networked. And, even if you aren’t tech-savvy, you can do the networking yourself. There is a new book, Network Know-How: An Essential Guide for the Accidental Admin by John Ross that will easily walk you through the steps and answer any questions you may have.

Why should you network your computers? Because each of them will then become more useful. Since each of the computers in a network can send and receive instructions from one another there are many benefits such as:
  • You will save money on Internet connections. You only need have one Internet connection in your home and all the computers can share it.
  • All of your computers can share the same printer.
  • You can easily share files between computers, including music, movies and photos.

In Network-Know How, you will be taken through the nuts and bolts of networks, learn how to run cables, set up Wi-Fi access points, configure fie sharing and printing and implement security. In addition to computers, there is also a chapter explaining how to connect other devices to your network, such a home entertainment, audio and video. Network Know-How is written in such a clear and organized manner that almost anybody will be able to use it to create their own home network. Just think of how impressed your teens will be.

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  1. This is a really cool article. If you have more than one person and/or computer in your house, this is an essential tip. Here is a cool video tutorial for networking your computers. Very thorough instructions.

  2. It sounds quite interesting that you can share files between computers including music, movies or photos.

  3. home computers and laptops :

    Modern technology in this wide web world makes our children more abreast of home computers. Nowadays computers are necessity not a luxury anymore because even in schools and offices most people are using it to do their work effectively.

  4. Hey i am really impressed by your article. I would like to thank first as you have clear my doubts!!!!…. i was trying it for almost 2 days…. googled it and got many suggestions but none better than yours.

    Prateek Panchal

  5. Home networking is the best solution to save time and money. As you mentioned when you have one printer and share it with everyone at your house.

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