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Windows Vista: Home Networkingby Joli Ballew
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Connect your home the easy way! This straightforward book guides you through the basics of setting up a simple network for your Windows Vista–based PCs. It’s loaded with easy-to-follow procedures and plenty of screen shots to help you do it yourself without the hassle. Organized for quick reference when you need it, this is the perfect resource to help you get your home network running—and keep it running smoothly!
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Book News Annotation:
One of the main reasons to upgrade to Vista is to create a wired, wireless and remote home network that in essence creates a "smart house," or at least smart communications in the house. However, many casual home users may be daunted by the prospect of setup and even more intimidated by the prospect of maintaining the network or adding new devices to it. Expert Ballew gets even the most home-bound and technology-challenged started, providing sufficient theory to explain what is going on, and covers configuration, setting up the network through direct connection and wired ethernet, working with wireless and the sharing center, creating user accounts and setting parental controls, configuring and managing shared folders, sharing printers, creating a home server, working with offline files, adding game hardware, accessing a network remotely and maintaining a healthy network. She succeeds at getting the idea across without making readers feel like idiots. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Readers will learn how to set up their home network with this easy-to-read, fun guide written by popular author Joli Ballew, who takes you through the basics of connecting your home with Windows Vista.
About the Author
BIO technical: Joli Ballew, 2007 Windows aShell/User MVP, is a technical author, a technology trainer, and Web site manager in the Dallas area. She holds several certifications including MCSE, A], and MCDST. In addition to writing, she occasionally teaches computer classes at the local junior college, and works as a network administrator and Web designer for North Texas Graphics. She's written almost two dozen books, including Degunking Windows (awarded the IPPY award for best computer book of the year in 2005), Degunking Your Home, CNet's Do It Yourself 24 Mac projects, PC Magazine's Office 2007 Solutions, Breakthrough Windows Vista with Microsoft Press, and the upcoming Windows Home Networking, MS Press. Joli also writes for Microsoft's XP Expert Zone and the Vista Community Web site, writes and gives Microsoft Webcasts, and is an occasional Microsoft blogger Joli has also written a textbook for Microsoft's MCDST certification. In her free time, she enjoys golfing, yard work, working on her home (painting, organizing, remodeling), exercising at the local gym, and teaching her cat, Pico, tricks.
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