Linux Mint writes "If you have more than one computer at home, you'll probably want to set up a network so that they can communicate. This way you'll be able to share your Internet connection and to transfer files and services between your different computers. Most home networks have two functions: They connect the computers together on the same network and they connect that network to the Internet. The most popular technology to set up home network is called Ethernet and it uses a communication protocol called IP (which stands for "Internet Protocol"). All modern computers now have ethernet or wifi cards and it has become very easy to connect them to the network.
August 5, 2006