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This wired home : the Microsoft guide to home networking

Author: Alan R Neibauer
Publisher: Redmond, Wash. : Microsoft Press, ©2000.
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Genre/Form: Handbooks and manuals
Amateurs' manuals
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Neibauer, Alan R.
This wired home.
Redmond, Wash. : Microsoft Press, ©2000
(OCoLC)988770478
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alan R Neibauer
ISBN: 0735611580 9780735611580
OCLC Number: 44549016
Description: xvii, 476 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Chapter 1 Why Set Up a Network? 3 --
Sharing an Internet Connection 4 --
Don't Worry if the Line Is Busy 5 --
Getting Your Money's Worth from Your ISP 6 --
Getting the Most from Broadband 6 --
Bottom Line 7 --
Sharing Printers 7 --
Putting the Printer Online 10 --
Bottom Line 10 --
Sharing Files and Folders 11 --
Avoiding the Floppy Shuffle 11 --
Making Files Easy to Find 11 --
Keeping Documents Current 12 --
Working Together 12 --
Safeguarding Important Documents 13 --
Bottom Line 14 --
Sharing CD-ROMs and Removable Drives 14 --
Escaping the CD Shuffle 14 --
Adding Zip to Your Life 15 --
Bottom Line 16 --
Communicating with Others 16 --
Using an Electronic Intercom 16 --
Sending Mail, Messages, and Reminders 17 --
Staying in Touch 18 --
Bottom Line 18 --
Playing Family Games 18 --
Setting Up for Multiplayer Gaming 18 --
Bottom Line 19 --
Bridging Macs and PCs 19 --
Making It Educational 20 --
Chapter 2 Getting Connected Without a Network 21 --
When Sharing a Printer Is Enough 21 --
Using Printer Switches 22 --
Putting It on Automatic 25 --
Making a Direct Connection 29 --
One Simple Cable Is All It Takes 30 --
Installing the Free Software 31 --
Choosing a Protocol 33 --
Setting Up a Direct Cable Connection 35 --
Using a Direct Cable Connection 40 --
Using Direct Cable Connection with Windows 2000 41 --
Other Software for Direct Connections 46 --
Another Way to Share Files and Printers 47 --
Going Wireless with Infrared 52 --
What to Do with an Old CPU 54 --
Chapter 3 Planning a Network 57 --
A Little Network Preamble 57 --
Deciding on Network Control 59 --
Setting Up a Level Playing Field 59 --
Putting Someone in Charge 62 --
Deciding on the Connection 65 --
Understanding Networking Software 68 --
Network Drivers 68 --
Network Operating Systems 68 --
Bottom Line 69 --
Part 2 Installing the Hardware --
Chapter 4 Ethernet Networks 73 --
Types of Cable 74 --
Fiber Optics 78 --
Chapter 5 Non-Ethernet Networks 81 --
Setting Up a Phone-Line Network 82 --
Pros and Cons of Phone-Line Networks 83 --
Choosing a Phone-Line System 85 --
Using Wireless Network Devices 87 --
Pros and Cons of Going Wireless 88 --
Choosing a Wireless System 89 --
Setting Up a Power-Line Network 91 --
Pros and Cons of Power-Line Networks 92 --
USB Direct Cable Networks 96 --
Bridging Network Types 100 --
Chapter 6 Installing Network Cards 103 --
Are You Network-Ready? 103 --
Working Without Cards 104 --
Cook It Yourself or Order Out? 106 --
Installing a Network Card Yourself 106 --
Finding Someone Else to Do It 106 --
Buying and Installing a Network Card 108 --
It's All in the Cards 108 --
Catching the Right Bus 109 --
Whole Kit and Caboodle 112 --
Where to Shop? 113 --
Playing the Card Game 114 --
Installing the Card 115 --
Installing ISA Cards 117 --
Chapter 7 Running the Cables 121 --
Running Cables Within a Room 121 --
Running Cables Between Rooms 121 --
Running Cables Between Adjacent Rooms 122 --
Running Cables Between Nonadjacent Rooms 122 --
Using Twisted-Pair Cables 123 --
Making the Grade 123 --
Hubless Networking 124 --
Locating the Hub 124 --
Making Your Own Network Cables 126 --
Using Thin Ethernet Coaxial Cable 127 --
Making Your Own Coaxial Cable 130 --
Good Cabling Equals Good Networking 130 --
Accessorizing Your Installation 131 --
Expanding Your Network 132 --
Alternatives to Hubs 135 --
Bottom Line 137 --
Part 3 Setting Up the Software --
Chapter 8 Installing the Software 141 --
Installing Network Drivers 141 --
Loading Drivers Automatically 142 --
Installing Drivers Manually 143 --
Installing Drivers for Non--Plug-and-Play NICs 145 --
Checking Hardware Conflicts 147 --
Configuring Windows for Networking 148 --
Adding the Network Client 150 --
Installing Protocols 152 --
Selecting Network Services 155 --t Identifying Your Computer on the Network 156 --
Configuring TCP/IP 158 --
Welcome to the Neighborhood! 163 --
Accessing the Network in Windows 95 and Windows 98 163 --
Accessing the Network in Windows Me 165 --
Accessing the Network in Windows 2000 165 --
Troubleshooting 166 --
Exploring the Network Neighborhood 166 --
Checking Network Settings 166 --
Diagnosing Hardware Conflicts 167 --
Chapter 9 Creating Profiles 169 --
What's in a Profile? 169 --
Turning on Profiles 170 --
Adding Users 172 --
Adding Users When You Log On 172 --
Adding Users Through Control Panel 173 --
Changing User Settings 175 --
Logging On as a Different User 175 --
Microsoft Family Logon 176 --
Locating Your Folders 177 --
Changing Passwords 178 --
Surviving Password Forgetfulness 178 --
Deleting All Profiles 179 --
Windows 2000 Profiles 182 --
Chapter 10 Learning to Share 187 --
Turning On File Sharing 187 --
Sharing and Accessing Network Resources 189 --
Sharing Drives 190 --
Sharing Folders 192 --
Accessing Shared Disks and Folders 193 --
Making Sharing Easier 200 --
Working with Remote Files 204 --
Sharing with Windows 2000 215 --
Turning On File Sharing 215 --
Sharing Drives 216 --
Sharing Folders 218 --
Sharing Programs 219 --
What Can Be Shared? 219 --
Running a Program Remotely 220 --
Sharing a Data File 220 --
Backing Up Important Files 222 --
Using Removable Disks 223 --
Storing Files Remotely 224 --
Using Microsoft Backup 224 --
Part 4 Running the Network --
Chapter 11 Printing Across the Network 231 --
Sharing Printers 232 --
Let the Printer Beware! 232 --
Setting Up Printer Sharing 233 --
Installing a Printer 234 --
Handling Problem Printers 236 --
Sharing a Printer 237 --
Separating Print Jobs 238 --
Sharing Printers in Windows 2000 240 --
Accessing a Shared Printer 241 --
Selecting a Different Printer on the Network 243 --
Connecting Printers Directly to the Network 244 --
Setting Up a Pocket Print Server 245 --
Setting Up an External Print Server 247 --
Chapter 12 Communicating Over the Network 251 --
Sending and Receiving Pop-up Messages 251 --
Starting WinPopup 252 --
Installing WinPopup 254 --
Using WinPopup 254 --
Creating Your Own Post Office 258 --
Mail Servers and E-Mail Clients 258 --
Using Microsoft Mail Postoffice 260 --
Installing Microsoft Mail Postoffice 260 --
Sending and Receiving E-Mail 267 --
Communicating Using Outlook 271 --
Selecting the Mail Service 272 --
Working with Profiles 273 --
Using the Outlook Address Book 275 --
Using a Shareware Mail Server 282 --
Chapter 13 Going Online Through the Network 291 --
Internet Sharing Alternatives 293 --
Getting Ready to Share a Modem 295 --
Making Sure TCP/IP Is Installed in Consumer Windows 295 --
Making Sure TCP/IP Is Installed in Windows 2000 297 --
Using Modem-Sharing Software 297 --
Installing Windows Internet Connection Sharing 298 --
Setting Up the Client Computers 303 --
Running the Internet Connection Setup Wizard 304 --
Internet Connection Sharing with Windows 2000 308 --
Other Software Solutions for Internet Connection Sharing 309 --
Using Internet Sharing Hardware 311 --
Sharing Broadband Internet 312 --
Internet Security 318 --
Turning Off Internet File Sharing 319 --
Creating a Firewall 319 --
Chapter 14 Playing Games 323 --
Solo vs. Network Games 323 --
Preparing for Network Play 324 --
Selecting Games for Network Play 324 --
Installing Games for Network Play 326 --
Playing Games on the Network 326 --
Hearts 327 --
Flight Simulator 2000 330 --
Watching Out for Pitfalls 333 --
Part 5 Extending the Network --
Chapter 15 Setting Up a Web 337 --
Creating a Web Site with Personal Web Server 340 --
Installing Personal Web Server 341 --
Using Personal Web Manager 342 --
Creating Your Home Page 344 --
Accessing Your Home Page 348 --
Using Your Guest, Book and Drop Box 349 --
Publishing Documents on Your Site 352 --
Creating a Web Site with Windows 2000 355 --
Creating Web Pages with Microsoft Word 356 --
Using the Web Page Wizard 357 --
Now It's Your Turn 361 --
Working with Web Pages 363 --
Chapter 16 Networking PCs and Macs 373 --
Planning for Networking 373 --
DAVE: A Mac-Based Solution 376 --
Configuring TCP/IP on the Mac 376 --
Installing DAVE 379 --
Accessing the Mac from a PC 383 --
Accessing the PC from a Mac 384 --
Communicating on the Network 388 --
Sharing a Printer 389 --
A Windows-Based Solution 390 --
Preparing Your Macintosh 390 --
Using PC MACLAN in Windows 394 --
PC MACLAN Print Server 401 --
Sharing Files as a Web Server 403 --
Sharing a Windows Printer 405 --
Sharing an Internet Connection 409 --
Windows Internet Connection Sharing 409 --
Using a Proxy Server 410 --
Best of Both Worlds 413 --
Chapter 17 Networking for Road Warriors 415 --
Packing for the Road 416 --
Dialing In to Your ISP 418 --
Creating an Additional Dial-Up Networking Connection 420 --
Connecting to Your Home Network 423 --
Installing Dial-Up Server 423 --
Installing the Dial-Up Server Software in Consumer Windows 425 --
Installing the Dial-Up Server Software in Windows 2000 427 --
Preparing Your Consumer Windows Laptop 428 --
Preparing Your Windows 2000 Laptop 431 --
Accessing a Home Computer Remotely 432 --
Keeping in Touch with Family 432 --
Starting a Meeting 436 --
NetMeeting on a Network 437 --
Using the Microsoft Internet Directory 438 --
Chatting in NetMeeting 439 --
Using the Whiteboard 440 --
Working Together on Programs 444 --
Sending and Receiving Files 445 --
Controlling a Home Computer Remotely 446 --
Chapter 18 Your Future Home Network 449 --
Controlling Your Wired Home 449 --
Getting Wired for the Future 453.
Responsibility: Alan Neibauer.
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