Importance of Computer Networking

By Joey Perez

A network is two or more computers connected together to share information and files between them. Businesses aren't the only ones that can benefit from creating a network. Home users can enjoy sharing music, movies and printers from any computer.

File Sharing

Computers connected to a network can share files and documents with each other. Personal computers connected to a business network can choose which files and folders are available to share on the network.

Printers

Computers can print pages to another computer with a printer on the network. Additionally, printers can be connected using a print server, which allows direct printing from all computers.

Sharing Media

Sharing media between computers is easy when connected to a network. Like file sharing, computers can stream musing, videos and movies from one computer to the next.

Media Center Server

A media center server can store your entire entertainment library on a centralized hub to give quick access to your media from every computer on your network.

Video Games

Console and PC gamers benefit from networking also. You can easily set up multiplayer death matches and even host your own game server.