Home Networking Bible

Home Networking Bible

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This work provides everything you need to know to set up a home network. Is a home network for you? This comprehensive guide covers everything from deciding what type of network meets your needs to setting up the hardware and software, connecting different operating systems, installing the necessary applications, managing the network, and even adding home entertainment devices. Fully updated with new material on all the latest systems and methods, it's just what you need to set up your network and keep it running safely and successfully. Inside, you'll find complete coverage of home networking.This work helps you: compare the advantages and disadvantages of wired and wireless networks; understand how to choose between workgroup and client/server networking; learn how to install and set up cables and routers and how to install and configure networking software; share files, printers, and a single Internet connection; back up files and secure your network; set up your own home intranet and understand the technologies involved in creating a Web page; manage your network and learn to use tools for locating and repairing problems; expand your home network to include your digital camera, scanner, TV, sound system, and even game consoles; explore SmartHome technology that allows you to automate various household functions; and, investigate how your network can enable tele-commuting and other remote access capabilities.
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  • Paperback | 765 pages
  • 182.9 x 231.1 x 48.3mm | 1,111.31g
  • Hungry Minds Inc,U.S.
  • Foster City, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 0764544160
  • 9780764544163

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Everything you need to know to set up a home networkIs a home network for you? This comprehensive guide covers everything from deciding what type of network meets your needs to setting up the hardware and software, connecting different operating systems, installing the necessary applications, managing the network, and even adding home entertainment devices. Fully updated with new material on all the latest systems and methods, it's just what you need to set up your network and keep it running safely and successfully.Inside, you'll find complete coverage of home networkingCompare the advantages and disadvantages of wired and wireless networksUnderstand how to choose between workgroup and client/server networkingLearn how to install and set up cables and routers and how to install and configure networking softwareShare files, printers, and a single Internet connection Back up files and secure your networkSet up your own home intranet and understand the technologies involved in creating a Web page Manage your network and learn to use tools for locating and repairing problemsExpand your home network to include your digital camera, scanner, TV, sound system, and even game consolesExplore SmartHome technology that allows you to automate various household functionsInvestigate how your network can enable tele-commuting and other remote access capabilities
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About Sue Plumley

Sue Plumley has owned and operated her own business, Humble Opinions Company, Inc., since 1988. Humble Opinions specializes in network installation, configuration, maintenance, and troubleshooting for a variety of small businesses and corporations. Sue also has taught networking and the use of various software applications at the College of West Virginia and Glenville College in West Virginia. In addition, Sue has written and contributed to more than 75 books about networking and computer software for various publishers.
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Table of contents

Preface.Acknowledgments.Part I: Making Basic Network Choices.Chapter 1: Quick Start-Sharing on a Network.Chapter 2: Understanding Network Basics.Chapter 3: Understanding Workgroup Networking.Chapter 4: Understanding Client/Server Networking.Part II: Planning and Setting Up Networking-Hardware and Software.Chapter 5: Preparing for a Network.Chapter 6: Understanding and Installing Traditional Cabling.Chapter 7: Using Wireless Network Connections.Chapter 8: Using Alternative Cabling Methods.Chapter 9: Purchasing and Installing Networking Hardware.Chapter 10: Configuring Networking Software.Chapter 11: Accessing the Network with Various Operating Systems.Part III: Working with Networked Computers.Chapter 12: Sharing Resources.Chapter 13: Accessing the Network.Chapter 14: Finding Computers on the Network.Chapter 15: Printing on a Network.Part IV: Adding the Internet, E-Mail, and an Intranet.Chapter 16: Accessing the Internet.Chapter 17: Using E-Mail.Chapter 18: Using Chat Programs.Chapter 19: Setting Up an Intranet.Part V: Working with Files, Folders, and Applications.Chapter 20: Working with Applications.Chapter 21: Working with Files and Folders.Part VI: Managing the Network.Chapter 22: Using Network Management Tools.Chapter 23: Using Policies to Secure Windows.Chapter 24: Working with the Registry for Windows.Part VII: Adding to Your Home Network.Chapter 25: Understanding Multimedia.Chapter 26: Considering Smart Homes.Appendix A: Troubleshooting Network Operations and Connections.Appendix B: IP Addressing.Appendix C: Telecommuting.Glossary.Index.
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