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Author: Erik B Sherman
Publisher: San Francisco : Sybex, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Home networking is growing fast at the turn of the millennium. This text shows people what they can do with a home network in order to leverage their investment in computers, get work and play done,  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Erik B Sherman
ISBN: 0782126316 9780782126310
OCLC Number: 42367327
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xviii, 295 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm + 1 computer optical disc (4 3/4 in.)
Contents: Put the Network in its Place 1 --
Become the Network Cable Guy 2 --
Run a Network over Your Phone Lines 16 --
Run a Network over Your Power Lines 19 --
Run a Network through the Air 23 --
Connect Older Computers to Your Home Network 24 --
Connect a Mac to Your Home Network 27 --
Mix Home Networking Technologies 31 --
Devise Great Locations for Network Connections 32 --
Set Up the Network Software 33 --
Get Your Network to Work for You 41 --
Share Files on the Network 42 --
Share Applications across the Network 51 --
Share Devices across the Network 55 --
Protect Your Network Files from Data Loss 59 --
Protect Your Home Network from Viruses with VirusNet 64 --
Troubleshoot Network Problems 66 --
Check TCP/IP Performance with Ping and Winipcfg 69 --
Stay Legal 71 --
Maintain Hard-Drive Performance 72 --
Let Computers Talk with a Network Protocol 75 --
Connect to Your Home Network on the Run 77 --
Connect Handheld Devices to Your Home Network 78 --
Connect Your Notebook or Laptop to Your Home Network 85 --
Remotely Access Your Home Network with a Windows 98 Dial-Up Server 88 --
Use LapLink Professional to Connect a Portable Computer to a Networked Computer 92 --
Access Your Home Network via the Internet 93 --
Get Your E-mail while on the Road 94 --
Synchronize Data between Your Portable and Your Network 98 --
Use Your Network to Deliver Entertainment 103 --
Turn Your Networked Computers into Entertainment Stations 104 --
Put Your Audio on an MP3 Server 113 --
Find Music on the Internet 117 --
Get Information on CDs from the Web to Your Network's MP3 Server 118 --
Bring Music from Your Network with You Wherever You Go 119 --
Play Radio from the Internet 120 --
Add TV to a Home Network 122 --
Store Video on Your Network 124 --
Create Your Own CDs 125 --
Connect Your Network to the Outside World 127 --
Connect Your Network to the Internet at High Speed 128 --
Share Your Internet Connection over the Network 137 --
Connect Your Network to the Internet 140 --
Run Your Own E-mail System 143 --
Create Your Own Web Server 145 --
Protect Your Kids on the Internet 146 --
Set Up Your Own Private "Neighborhood" Network 150 --
Use Your Network to Communicate with the World 153 --
Turn Your Network into an Internet Phone Exchange 154 --
Call a Regular Telephone with an IP Telephony Service 160 --
Manage Phone Calls when Your Network Dials Up the Internet 162 --
Put a Face Behind the Words with Video Phoning 164 --
Put an Answering Service on Your Network with Call Center 168 --
Set up a Fax Server 170 --
Create a Home Intercom System 172 --
Support Your Home Office with Your Home Network 177 --
Put Your "Real" Office on the Other End of Your Network 178 --
Meet Clients and Associates with Video Teleconferencing 183 --
Create an E-Business and Run It off Your Network 185 --
Use Fax Systems to Get Information to Your Customers 188 --
Make Your Voice Mail Sound Like a Business 191 --
Network Your Vital Business Information with Ziata! 192 --
Rid Yourself of Paper Piles with a Networked Document Server 195 --
Use Electronic Surveys to Make You Market Smart 196 --
Support a Virtual Office with Collaboration on Your Network 200 --
Keep Your Network and Home Secure 203 --
Protect Your Files and Communications 204 --
Protect Your Network from Power Problems 209 --
Put a Firewall between Your Network and the Internet 212 --
Get Control of Your Passwords 215 --
Turn a Network into a Home Security System with ActiveHome 218 --
Control the Lights with ActiveHome When You Are Away 221 --
See What Is Happening at a Distance with Video 224 --
Make Your Network a Home Productivity Tool 231 --
Keep a Central Network Phone List for Everyone 232 --
Get All Your Phone Calls with a Network Phone Message System 236 --
Let Everyone Use the Same Shopping and To-Do Lists 241 --
Track Household Finances on Your Network 242 --
Automate Your Meals with a Kitchen Network Center 244 --
Automate Your Home with X10 and Your Network 247 --
Set Up a Learning Lab for Children of all Ages 253 --
Let Your Kids Do Homework over the Internet 254 --
Have Children Do School Work over Your Network 256 --
Turn Screen Savers into Brain Feeders 258 --
Turn Your Network into a Virtual Planetarium with SkyGlass 261 --
Learn about the Weather 262 --
Create a Network Reading Center 265 --
Learn Music on Your Network 268 --
Get Experience in the High-Paying Networking Field 272 --
Adult Education on Your Network 273 --
Play Multiplayer Games on Your Network 275 --
Set Up Your Network to Run Multiplayer Games 276 --
Colonize Planets and Have Interstellar Battles with Warpath 97 279 --
Play a Traditional Card Game Such As Hearts 281 --
Quake Your Network 282.
Responsibility: Erik B. Sherman.
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