Walk diskettes back and forth (which is inexpensive but gets to be a drag)
Each of these methods has advantages and disadvantages, and in this article we'll discuss them in detail. But all of these methods (except physically carrying diskettes) require you to configure your computers to share printers, files and an Internet connection and to set up some level of security. This configuration process is common to any form of networking, so that's where we'll start. We'll discuss how to set up sharing with Windows 98 and Windows Millennium, since they are the most common versions of the Windows operating system used at home. The procedure is different if you're using another version of Windows, but the basic information is still useful. For those of you using Linux, UNIX or other operating systems, you may prefer to skip the networking basics and go straight to Building a Network.