Network Computers (continued) GCSE Computing

Sharing printers and other peripheral devices is a great reason for networking computers. However, they are plenty of other reasons.

At home, when you save your work, it usually gets saved onto the hard disk of the computer that you are working on. When you want to access this document again, you can only open it by using the same computer. If you try to use your brother's computer in the next room, you usually won't be able to see the document.

With a network, have you ever thought about how you can log onto any computer, anywhere in the school and still get all of your files and folders?

That is because they aren't saved on the computer that you are working on. Instead, everyone's work is saved on a file server. When you log onto the network, you type in your user name and password. Your user name tells the network who you are and the file server


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