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The Softer Side of Network Setup

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Windows XP Home Edition provides a complete set of home networking tools. Although Windows XP draws on features of Windows Me, its most direct descendant is Windows 2000, from which it inherits a rich set of networking tools including support for TCP/IP, automatic IP addressing, virtual private networking, and Internet connection sharing. Windows XP Home Edition has made improvements to these and virtually every other Windows networking feature making them run faster and more reliably.

Here is what you'll learn:

  • How Windows XP Plug and Play works

  • How to install a network adapter driver

  • How to install a network protocol

  • How to configure TCP/IP settings

  • How to examine network clients and services

  • How to remove network adapters, protocols, clients, and services

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