Why Have a Home Network?
That is a good question. Do you need a home network? Consider what you can accomplish with only one (1) computer. You can do your monthly finances, your taxes, run programs, draw and play computer games. If you have a printer attached to your computer, then you can print many different things, such as letters, documents, cover sheets, and so on. In other words, with one computer you can do many things. This is no different from what you could do to a computer before the Internet arrived.
What about the Internet?
With one computer, you can connect to the Internet and browse different websites, Twitter your friends and followers; create a Facebook account and give information to others about yourself. You can also download new programs, send e-mail to others, pay bills and file your taxes. The list goes on.
As you can see, you can do many things with one computer, one printer, and a connection to the Internet. So what is the benefit of setting up home computer network?
It depends on what you have. You can separate different activities from your computer. You can have a gaming computer, a business computer, one with personal information and activities, an Internet computer, and probably the most important is keeping your kids out of your computer so they do not damage it.