Networking All-in-One Desk Reference For Dummies

Networking All-in-One Desk Reference For Dummies

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If you're setting up a network at home or creating and managing one for business, there are dozens of things to consider. "Networking All-In-One Desk Reference For Dummies, 2nd Edition" replaces a whole shelf full of reference books with one handy volume that covers just what you need to know. And with technology changing faster than the colors in a rock band's light show, you'll be glad this updated edition includes the latest information. Written by Doug Lowe, who's been managing corporate networks for more than 20 years, this helpful guide shows you how to work with all Windows XP service packs as well as Fedora Linux. It's made up of nine minibooks that cover: Networking basics; Building a network; Network administration and security; Troubleshooting and disaster planning; TCP/IP and the Internet; Home networking; Wireless networking; Windows 2003 server reference; and Linux reference. If you're a networking newbie, the first two minibooks gives you all the startup information to get your network up and running. If you've already done that, you're probably interested in keeping it running at peak performance.
Book IV is loaded with information about finding, diagnosing, and fixing problems you might encounter. Looking for the scoop on keeping your network safe from online bad guys? Check Book III. Want to go wireless? Book VII tells you what you need to know. In these pages, you'll find out how to: plan your network, select interface cards, hubs, and routers, and install all the hardware and software; set up your network so it's easy to use but hard to break into; create a disaster recovery plan; understand IP addresses, subnetting, routing, DHCP, DNS, and other TCP/IP protocols and tools; incorporate other gadgets into your home network, including VoIP Internet-based telephone service; and take advantage of the economical Linux networking alternative Best of all, it's easy to locate what you need. There's even a handy "cheat sheet" that puts really important information about cabling rules, private IP address ranges, valuable network administration tips, and helpful Web sites at your fingertips. With this book on hand, you'll experience a net increase in your networking prowess!
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Product details

  • Paperback | 864 pages
  • 187.96 x 236.22 x 50.8mm | 1,247.37g
  • Hungry Minds Inc,U.S.
  • Foster City, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 0764599399
  • 9780764599392
  • 1,897,548

Table of contents

Introduction. Book I: Networking Basics. Chapter 1: Understanding Networks. Chapter 2: Understanding Network Protocols and Standards. Chapter 3: Understanding Network Hardware. Chapter 4: Understanding Network Operating Systems. Book II: Building a Network. Chapter 1: Planning a Network. Chapter 2: Installing Network Hardware. Chapter 3: Setting Up a Network Server. Chapter 4: Configuring Client Computers. Chapter 5: Configuring Other Network Features. Chapter 6: Verifying Your Network Installation. Book III: Network Administration and Security. Chapter 1: Help Wanted: Job Description for a Network Administrator. Chapter 2: Security 101. Chapter 3: Managing User Accounts. Chapter 4: Firewalls and Virus Protection. Book IV: Network Troubleshooting and Disaster Planning. Chapter 1: Solving Network Problems. Chapter 2: Network Performance Anxiety. Chapter 3: Protecting Your Network. Chapter 4: Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Planning. Chapter 5: Dealing with Dysfunctional E Mail. Book V: TCP/IP and the Internet. Chapter 1: Introduction to TCP/IP and the Internet. Chapter 2: Understanding IP Addresses. Chapter 3: Using DHCP. Chapter 4: Using DNS.7 Chapter 5: Using FTP. Chapter 6: TCP/IP Tools and Commands. Book VI: Home Networking. Chapter 1: Networking Your Home. Chapter 2: Connecting to the Internet. Chapter 3: Home Networking with Windows XP. Chapter 4: Other Ways to Network Your Home. Chapter 5: Using VoIP to Make the Internet Your Phone. Book VII: Wireless Networking. Chapter 1: Setting Up a Wireless Network. Chapter 2: Securing a Wireless Network. Chapter 3: Hotspotting. Chapter 4: Troubleshooting a Wireless Network. Chapter 5: Wireless Networking with Bluetooth. Book VIII: Windows Server 2003 Reference. Chapter 1: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2003. Chapter 2: Managing Windows Server 2003. Chapter 3: Dealing with Active Directory. Chapter 4: Managing Windows User Accounts. Chapter 5: Managing a File Server. Chapter 6: Managing Security. Chapter 7: Managing Exchange Server 2003. Chapter 8: Troubleshooting. Chapter 9: Windows Commands. Book IX: Linux Networking Reference. Chapter 1: Installing a Linux Server. Chapter 2: Getting Used to Linux. Chapter 3: Basic Linux Network Configuration. Chapter 4: Running DHCP and DNS. Chapter 5: Doing the Samba Dance. Chapter 6: Running Apache. Chapter 7: Running Sendmail. Chapter 8: Linux Commands. Book X: Appendixes. Appendix A: Directory of Useful Web Sites. Appendix B: Glossary.
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About Doug Lowe

Doug Lowe has written a whole bunch of computer books, including more than 35 For Dummies books, among them Networking For Dummies, 7th Edition, Java All in One Desk Reference For Dummies, PowerPoint 2003 For Dummies, and Word 2003 All in One Desk Reference For Dummies. He lives in sunny Fresno, California, where the motto is No, we aren't really the Armpit of California, with his wife, the youngest of his three daughters, and a goofy looking six month old Shar Pei/Black Lab mix named Lucy. He's one of those obsessive compulsive decorating nuts who puts up tens of thousands of lights at Christmas and creates computer controlled Halloween decorations that rival Disney's Haunted Mansion. Last year he actually built a pirate ship in his backyard.
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