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Home networking demystified

Author: Larry E Long
Publisher: New York : McGraw-Hill/Osborne, ©2005.
Series: '">McGraw-Hill "Demystified" series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In this step-by-step guide, Dr. Larry Long offers clear explanations of networking technologies and describes current and future home networking applications. You'll learn to design your network, select the components, install any necessary wiring, connect to the Internet, connect PCs to the network, set up security measures, and troubleshoot your network." "Once you get your home network up and running, you'll be  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Larry E Long
ISBN: 0072258780 9780072258783
OCLC Number: 59824888
Description: xxxvii, 309 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Home Networking: The Basics --
What Is a Home Network? --
The PC Competency Assumption --
Home Networks: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow --
Home Networking: A Historical Perspective --
Today's Home Network --
The Home Network of the Future --
Networks and Networking --
What You Should Know about Home Networking --
Applications of Home Networking --
Sharing Broadband Internet Access --
Sharing Files among PCs on the Network --
Sharing Printers and Other Resources --
Integrating Home Entertainment and Personal Computing --
Playing Multiplayer Games --
Enhancing PC and Network Security --
Going Wireless with PCs and Other Devices --
Creating a Smart Home --
The Downside of Home Networking --
Network Concepts and Strategies --
Types of Networks --
Local Area Networks: LANs --
LAN Topologies --
The Ethernet LAN Protocol --
Peer-to-Peer and Client/Server LANs --
LAN Servers --
Sharing Internet Access on a Home Network --
Sending/Receiving Information on the Internet --
The IP Address --
Home Networking Technologies and Equipment --
Connectivity: Wired and Wireless --
Connectivity Technologies: The Transmission Media --
Wired Networking Technologies --
Ethernet --
HomePNA: Phoneline --
HomePlug: AC Power Lines --
Wireless Networking Technologies --
Going Wireless: A Historical Perspective --
Why Wireless? --
The Wireless Options --
Wireless Modes: Infrastructure and Ad Hoc --
Fallback: Data Rate Versus Reliability --
The Need for Speed --
Net Gear: Gateways, Modems, and More --
Approaches to Networking: ICS and Home Gateway --
The Hardware: Network Gear --
Ethernet and Wireless Network Adapters --
HomePlug and HomePNA Network Adapters --
The Wireless Access Point and Signal Booster --
Ethernet Switch and Hub --
The Home/Residential Gateway --
The Wireless Network Bridge --
The Longnet Revisited --
The Cost of Net Gear --
Home Networking Kits/Bundles --
Building a Home Network --
Designing a Home Network --
Making Home Networking Decisions --
Assessing Your Budget for Home Networking --
The Family Meeting on Home Networking --
Wired and/or Wireless? --
Desired Networking Applications --
Your Networking Expertise --
Security --
Mapping a Home Network --
Maxims for Network Design --
Home Network Design Sampler --
The Home Network Worksheet and Planner --
The Smith Family's Home Network --
Cabling a Home for an Ethernet LAN --
The Ethernet UTP Cable --
Preassembled Ethernet Cables --
Making Your Own Ethernet Cables --
Ethernet Wiring for New Construction --
Ethernet Wiring for an Existing Home --
The Parts, Materials, and Tools --
Installation of the Cable --
Setting Up and Installing a Home Network --
Design the Home Network --
Purchase the Hardware and Software --
Install the Cabling --
Install Network Adapters and Configure PCs --
Installing the Network Adapters --
Configuring the PCs to Work with the Gateway's Router --
Set Up Your Modem --
Configure and Set Up a Home Gateway for a Wired and/or Wireless LAN --
Choosing a Location for a Wireless Gateway --
Set Up the AP/Router --
Run the Wireless Network Setup Wizard --
Make All Connections and Run the Network Setup Wizard --
Can You Hear Me Now? --
Upgrade the Gateway's Firmware --
Setting Up an Ad Hoc Network --
Sharing Printers, Files, and an Internet Connection --
Printer Sharing --
Sharing a Printer Attached to a PC --
Sharing a Network Printer --
Adding a Shared Printer to a PC --
Adding a Networked Printer to a PC --
File Sharing --
File Sharing Applications --
Security Issues --
Sharing Folders and Files --
Sharing a Disk --
Using Shared Files --
Mapping Network Drives --
Internet Access Sharing --
Choosing an Internet Service Provider --
ISP Service Options --
Choosing a Type of Internet Access --
Choosing an ISP --
American Online: AOL --
Protecting and Operating a Home Network --
Privacy and Security --
The Firewall --
Security for Wireless Home Networks --
WEP and WPA Encryption --
Other Wireless Security Precautions --
Internet Threats --
Computer Viruses --
Adware --
Cookies --
Spam and Spim --
Transaction Security on the Internet --
Maintenance and Troubleshooting --
Maintaining a Home Network --
Unpacking the Net Gear --
Upgrading the Network --
Software Maintenance --
Preventive Maintenance --
Security Maintenance --
Troubleshooting --
Network Troubleshooting Strategies --
The Universal Solution to Most PC/Network Problems --
Windows Network Troubleshooting Support --
Vendor/Manufacturer Troubleshooting Assistance --
The Internet, Entertainment, and Telework on a Home Network --
Internet Applications: Cruising the Internet --
The World Wide Web --
File Transfer Protocol: FTP --
Communicating with People via the Internet --
E-Mail --
Instant Messaging --
Chat --
Mailing Lists --
Newsgroups --
Blogs and Blogging --
Internet Telephony, or VoIP --
Webcasting --
The Personal Home Page --
Growing the Network: Entertainment and Beyond --
Networking Entertainment --
Home Digital Entertainment in Practice --
Digital Entertainment Technology --
The Media Hub --
TiVo, DVRs, and Home Networks --
The TiVo Box and the TiVo Service --
TiVo on the Home Network --
Hacking TiVos --
Windows XP Media Center 2005 --
The Media Center PC --
The Media Center Extender --
Digital Entertainment Around the Home --
Media Center Applications Without Windows MCE --
Gaming and the Home Network --
What You Need for Internet Gaming --
Playing the Game --
VoIP: Internet Telephone --
Video Monitoring and Surveillance --
The Home Office and Home Networking --
Telework: Working at Home --
Creating an Environment for Telework --
The Home Office Is a Place of Business --
Choose a Good Location --
A Good workplace Design Yields Dividends --
The Home Office Is Self-Contained --
Give the Home Office Priority on the LAN --
Security Must Be Maintained --
File Management for the Networked Home Office --
File Organization --
Securing Files from Unauthorized Access --
File Backup --
The Virtual Private Network --
Home Office Productivity --
Home Networking Buyer's Guide --
Guidelines for Purchasing Network Devices --
Considerations for Purchasing Network Devices --
Which Network Device Manufacturer Is Best for You? --
Where to Buy Network Devices --
Bricks-and-Mortar Retailers with Comprehensive Service Centers --
Bricks-and-Mortar Retailers with Basic Service Centers --
Bricks-and-Mortar PC Retailers Without Service Centers --
Direct Marketers --
Online and Telephone-Order Retailers --
Online Auctions --
Professional Installation.
Series Title: McGraw-Hill "Demystified" series.
Responsibility: Larry Long.
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No need to be intimidated by home networking! With a very readable and easy to understand writing style, this book takes the anxiety out of learning how to build or expand a home network.  Read more...

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