"Welcome to the first of several articles on networking. With the proliferation of the Internet, and of high-speed connections to it the world of networking has moved out of the office and into the home. So the goal of these articles is to give you enough information to allow you to set up your own home network easily and quickly. This first article is simply to go though may of the terms, abbreviations, and some technologies that relate to the Internet and home networking."
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