66 Setting Up a Home and Office Network
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Connecting to a Network Adapter
Before you connect your computer to a network, the computer must have a network adapter
installed and a network cable connected to it.
To connect a network cable:
1 Connect the network cable to the network adapter connector on your computer.
NOTE: Insert the cable until it clicks into place, and then gently pull it to ensure that it is
2 Connect the other end of the network cable to a network connection device, such as a
network wall jack.
NOTE: Do not use a network cable with a telephone wall jack.
Network Setup Wizard
XP operating system provides a Network Setup Wizard to guide
you through the process of sharing files, printers, or an Internet connection between
computers in a home or small office.
1 Click the Start button, point to All Programs→ Accessories→ Communications, and
then click Network Setup Wizard.