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How Do I Add a Computer to My Home Network? Networking Basics

How Do I Add a Computer to My Home Network? Networking Basics

    Utilize Your Home Network!

    Home networks are great with them you can share data between laptops, PCs, games consoles and mobile devices, send a document from a laptop in the garden to a laser printer in your home office and of course share an internet connection either through a router or one of the PCs on your network.

    While there may be several ways to set up a home network, the outcome of each is the same to maximise the benefits of network technology (whether cabled or wireless) in order to make home computing as comfortable and as user friendly as possible.

    It isnt always easy to setup a PC to do these tasks however but if youve ever asked yourself how do I add a computer to my home network?” then read on!

    Typical Home Network Configuration

      A typical home network will comprise of a router (usually with the modem built in), a laptop and a PC.

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Selecting an Access Point

Selecting an Access Point

The central piece of hardware in your WLAN is the access point (AP). It sends and receives signals between clients on the network. The AP provides a central point of connectivity for all of the wireless clients and can interface with an Ethernet network or broadband Internet connection. In addition to providing connectivity to wireless NICs (Network Interface Controller), the AP can provide other network services, usually supplied by a server or router in a large network.

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