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Home Networking

Author: Scott Lowe
Publisher: Sebastopol : O'Reilly Media, Inc., 2008.
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Millions of computers around the world today are connected by the Internet, so why is it still so hard to hook up a few PCs in you own home? Whether you want to share an Internet connection, install WiFi, or maybe just cut down on the number of printers you own, home networks are supposed to help make your life easier. Instead, most aspiring home networkers get lost in a confusing maze of terms and technologies:  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Lowe, Scott
Home Networking: The Missing Manual
Sebastopol : O'Reilly Media, Inc., c2008
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Scott Lowe
ISBN: 9780596520816 0596520816 9780596550585 0596550588
OCLC Number: 775301499
Notes: Windows XP and Windows 2000.
Description: 1 online resource (263 p.)
Contents: Table of Contents; The Missing Credits; About the Author; About the Creative Team; Acknowledgements; The Missing Manual Series; Introduction; What Can You Do with a Home Network?; About This Book; Part One; Part Two; About These Arrows; About MissingManuals.com; Safari Enabled; Planning Your Home Network; Home Networking Hardware; Home Networking Software; Wired Networks; Wireless Networks; Choosing Between Wired and Wireless; Creating a Wired Network the Ethernet Way; Ethernet Hardware; The Router; Standalone switches; Ethernet router and switch shopping list; Network Adapters. Installing a Network Adapter CardNetwork adapter shopping list; Ethernet Cables; Ethernet cable shopping list; A Basic Network Setup; Manually Configuring Your Router; Information Static IP People Need; The IP address; Subnet mask; Default gateway; Domain Name Services servers; Information PPPoE People Need; Configuring Your Router from the Web; Step 1: Perform the basic network setup on page?22; Step 2: Open a Web browser; Step 3: Connect to the Netgear RP614 (or whatever router you bought); Step 4: Go to the configuration window; Step 5a: Enter all your IP address information. Step 5b: Type in PPPoE informationGoing Hybrid?; Setting Up a Wireless Network; A WiFi Network's Main Ingredients; Time to Learn Your A-B-Gs; Radio frequency; Speed; Range; Making the Choice; G stands for great!; Picking Out Your Wireless Hardware; Wireless Routers; A Quick Bite of the Apple; The Wireless Router Shopping List; The Wireless Network Adapter Card; Wireless network adapter shopping lists; Setting Up a Basic Wireless Network; Wireless Networking before Windows XP; Going Wireless on a Macintosh; Manually Configuring Your Router; Information Static IP People Need; The IP address. Subnet maskDefault gateway; Domain Name Services servers; Information PPPoE People Need; Configuring Your Router with a Browser; Step 1: Perform the basic wireless network setup; Step 2: Open a Web browser; Step 3: Connect to the Linksys WRT54G (or whatever router you've got); Step 4: Get to the configuration window; Step 5a: Provide IP addressing information; Step 5b: Provide PPPoE login information; Securing Your Wireless Network; The Language of Security; Service Set Identifier (SSID); Authentication; Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP); Securing Your Router. Adjusting Your PC's Security SettingsWindows XP; Windows 95, 98, 98SE, ME, 2000; Mac OS X; Mac OS 9; Security on Apple Base Stations; The Base Station password; Going Hybrid?; Setting Up a Powerline Network; Deciding If Powerline Is Right for You; Picking Out Powerline Hardware; Powerline Network Adapters; Powerline network adapter shopping list; A Router with a Built-in Ethernet Switch; Cables; Cable shopping list; Setting Up a Basic Powerline Network; Securing Your Powerline Network; Going Hybrid?; Using the Network with Windows Computers; Naming PCs on the Network; Setting Up the PC's Name.

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Millions of computers around the world today are connected by the Internet, so why is it still so hard to hook up a few PCs in you own home? Whether you want to share an Internet connection, install WiFi, or maybe just cut down on the number of printers you own, home networks are supposed to help make your life easier. Instead, most aspiring home networkers get lost in a confusing maze of terms and technologies: 802.11g, Fast Ethernet, Cat 5 cable (or was it Cat 5e?), Powerline, and on and confusingly on. That's where Home Networking: The Missing Manual comes in. Using clear language, straightf.

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