Microsoft Windows XP Professional provides many new features to simplify the configuration of network and Internet connections for home and small business environments. In this chapter you learn about the New Connection Wizard, which guides you through creating network and Internet connections. You also learn about Internet Connection Firewall (ICF), which protects your network from attack; Internet Connection Sharing (ICS), which allows you to share one connection to the Internet with all computers on your network; and Network Bridge, which allows you to connect local area network (LAN) segments. Finally, you are introduced to the Network Setup Wizard, which helps you configure and set up your network.
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