With a home or small office network, you can share an Internet connection or a printer, view and work with shared files, and play multiple-player computer games.
What you need to set up a home network
Setting up a home network
How is a network at home different from one at work?
File sharing essentials
Sharing media on a network using Windows Media Player
View and connect to available wireless networks
Troubleshoot network connection problems
Troubleshoot Internet connection problems
Troubleshoot file and printer sharing
Share a printer
Choosing a network location