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Home Networking: A Visual Do-It-Yourself Guide
- Sorry, this book is no longer in print.
- Copyright 2005
- Edition: 1st
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- ISBN-10: 1-58720-127-5
- ISBN-13: 978-1-58720-127-1
The only home networking book you'll ever need
Setting up a home network doesn't need to be difficult. You can use this easy-to-understand reference to set up your home network, secure it, and turn it into an entertainment network. Don't be fooled by other guides-it can be this simple:
- It's Easy-Set up your home network with this visual step-by-step guide.
- Quit Wasting Time and Money-Buy the network gadgets and equipment you need.
- Make It Secure-Use simple tips to make your network secure.
- Wow the Neighbors-Turn your home network into an entertainment network.
- What Went Wrong-Fix common problems you might encounter while setting up your network.
Network World Fusion, December 2, 2004
Computer Outlook Radio Talk Show, TechTidbits/Authors, November 11, 2004
Online Sample Chapter
Downloadable Sample Chapter
Download - 2.05 MB -- Chapter 1: Why You Want Your Own Network
Table of Contents
I. STARTING YOUR NETWORK.
1. Why You Want Your Own Network.
Big and Scary Networks: The Simplest Introduction You’ll Ever Read.
What Networks Really Are.
How Networks Really Work.
A Network Really Isn’t Too Complicated for You.
Learning How to Share.
Sharing Your Files.
Sharing an Internet Connection.
Headline: Entertainment Network Wows Friends and Neighbors.
Home Entertainment Centers.
Wireless Game Consoles.
2. Home Networking Basics.
The Two Flavors of Home Networks.
Hardware Basics: Making Sense of All That Stuff.
Software Basics: Details Only a Geek Could Love.
Protocols and Drivers.
II. STARTING YOUR NETWORK.
3. Choosing the Best Network Type.
What Do You “Need”?
On page 74, below Step 4, the text should read:
Some experts recommend grounding yourself to your PC at this point using an inexpensive wrist strap. You'll find these at the same store where you purchased the network adapter card.
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