For information on transmitting files across a network connection see the information provided on the Comms Software page.
There are four different network protocols that I know of that are in common use. These protocols and some of the common applications that run on them are:
If you are setting up a home network then you have a choice of up to three of these. If you have Netware installed then you can set up a Netware network. If all of the computers that you are networking are running a version of Windows then you can create a very quick and simple network using NetBEUI. Regardless of the operating systems that you are running you can set up a network using TCP/IP. Of these the TCP/IP configuration is the most complicated. To install SNA on a PC requires additional software purchases.
This article written by Stephen Chapman, Felgall Pty Ltd.