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Computing and Information Science
CIS 1000
Jing Yu Zhu

Chapter seven Networking Connecting Computer Devices Networking Fundamentals What is a computer network Networks is two or more computers connected via software and hardware so that they can communicate with each otherEach device connected to a network is called a nodeCan be a computer a peripheral a game console digital video recorder or a communications deviceWhat are the benefits of networks To facilitate resource sharingAllow you to share peripheral devices such as printers Besides peripheral and Internet connections does networking facilitate any other types of resource sharing Can easily share files between networked computers without using portable storage Can set sharing options in Windows or OS X Allows user to access files stored on any other computer on the networkPublic folders can be accessed by any computer on the networkComputers running different operating sys
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