A Home Network - Are You Ready?
So, you've had a computer for a few years now. It's probably sitting on a desk in the den, or maybe in a corner of the family room or kitchen with a printer attached to it. And, it's plugged in to the wall, so you have to use it where it is.
You know how to email back and forth with your friends and family. You've gotten used to checking your bank balances online, transferring money now and then. And you know how to shop and order things from your favorite sites - that part is easy!
But summer's coming and maybe you'd like to be able to check that bank balance or send emails from your deck, or in a room away from the kids and the TV. And speaking of the kids, maybe you just want your own computer without having to worry about what the kids are downloading that could wipe away your family photos without warning. Then it’s time to get a laptop and get it connected to the Internet wirelessly. Once you do that, guess what? You’re the proud owner of a home network and you can surf the net anywhere you want! You won't be tied to that computer in the corner.
Up next, how to set up a home network (it's easy - I promise!)