What is a Network – What is a PC Network?

PC Networks are simply a way of connecting 2 or more PC computers together to share information, files, music, pictures and these days a printer and Internet connection.

BT Hub
BT Hub

Most of you will have all you need to put together a PC Network for example if you are connected to the Internet chances are you are using a Wireless Hub that’s the box connected to your telephone/cable connection. You either already connect to it using either a wireless connection or a cable connected to one of the sockets on your Hub.

If your lucky your hub has 4 of these sockets which means you can connect up to 3 more PC computers by cable (cat5) to the hub. You can connect considerably more using WiFi usually up to 255 computers.

BT Hub network connections
BT Hub network connections

Now it gets difficult you’ve connected your computers together but now you have to get them to share data by setting up the PC computer for File and Print Sharing. This should be all that is necessary but experience tells us that there maybe problems with permissions, security and policies etc.

Unless your fully knowledgeable on PC computers I recommend that you talk to us about setting up your PC Network when you get to this point.