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Home Networking Bible

by Sue Plumley

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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

  • 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
  • Investigate how your network can enable tele-commuting and other remote access capabilities

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  • This comprehensive resource gives both technical novices and experts all the information they need to create, configure, use, and troubleshoot a home or small business network
  • Soup-to-nuts coverage helps readers choose between wired and wireless networking options, plan the network, and set up the necessary networking hardware and software
  • Covers managing the computers on the network; using the Internet and e-mail; working with files, folders, and applications on a network; and troubleshooting problems
  • The new edition offers new coverage of wireless home networking options including Wi-Fi; updated security information; networking with Mac OS X, Linux, and Windows XP; and networking home media devices such as TVs, TiVo, Xbox, PS2, cell phones, and PDAs

Book Info
Designed to help home networkers plan and prepare for networks, purchase the appropriate equipment and software, install the networking equipment, and make it work with Windows 95 or 98. Softcover.

About the Author
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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