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Pc Magazine Guide To Home Networking

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Networking—it's not just for the office any more. Here's how to get all your electronic devices on the same team

Ready to plunge into creating your own home network? You couldn't ask for a better guide through the networking maze than PC Magazine contributing editor Les Freed. From why you should network to whether you need a switch or a hub and how to hook in your Playstation, reading this book is like having Les drop by and set the whole thing up for you. And you don't even need to move those back issues of PC Magazine off the couch.

  • With expert advice, you can't go wrong
  • Check out all the advantages of a home network
  • Get a crash course in networking technology
  • Design the network that fits your needs and your budget
  • Compare wired and wireless products
  • Learn how to prepare your computers for networking
  • Whip up a specialized recipe from the Home Networking Cookbook
  • Protect your investment with troubleshooting tips
  • Build a network using the existing wiring in your home
  • Discover how to keep your private information private
  • Make all your home entertainment devices part of the network

Visit www.wiley.com/compbooks/pcmag

Synopsis:

Networking--it's not just for the office any more. Here's how to get all your electronic devices on the same team

Ready to plunge into creating your own home network? You couldn't ask for a better guide through the networking maze than PC Magazine contributing editor Les Freed. From why you should network to whether you need a switch or a hub and how to hook in your Playstation, reading this book is like having Les drop by and set the whole thing up for you. And you don't even need to move those back issues of PC Magazine off the couch.

* With expert advice, you can't go wrong

* Check out all the advantages of a home network

* Get a crash course in networking technology

* Design the network that fits your needs and your budget

* Compare wired and wireless products

* Learn how to prepare your computers for networking

* Whip up a specialized recipe from the Home Networking Cookbook

* Protect your investment with troubleshooting tips

* Build a network using the existing wiring in your home

* Discover how to keep your private information private

* Make all your home entertainment devices part of the network

Visit www.wiley.com/compbooks/pcmag

Synopsis:

This is the definitive, hands-on guide to choosing, building, and using a home network. Veteran networking author and "PC Magazine expert Les Freed shares with readers his many years of networking experience and insider status and guides them, step by step through the confusing and intimidating world of home networking.

About the Author

LES FREED has been a PC Magazine contributing editor since1994. He installed his first home network in the late 1980s, and is the authoror coauthor of fourteen books on networking, computing, and digitalphotography. With his long-time collaborator Frank Derfler, Les shared aComputer Press Association award in 1993 for How Networks Work, now in itssixth edition.

Table of Contents

Foreword.

Preface.

Acknowledgments.

Part I: Why You Need a Network.

Chapter 1: What Is a LAN?

Chapter 2: What Can You Do with a Network?

Chapter 3: A Networking Crash Course.

Part II: Designing Your LAN.

Chapter 4: Designing Your Network.

Chapter 5: Getting the Right Stuff.

Part III: Installing Your LAN.

Chapter 6: Installing an Ethernet LAN.

Chapter 7: Installing a Wireless LAN.

Chapter 8: Configuring Your Network.

Part IV: Using Your LAN.

Chapter 9: Sharing Internet Access.

Chapter 10: Sharing Files on Your LAN.

Chapter 11: Sharing Printers.

Chapter 12: Home Media and Convergence.

Chapter 13: Security.

Chapter 14: Advanced Networking Topics.

Appendix A: Home Networking Cookbook.

Appendix B: Troubleshooting Your LAN.

Appendix C: Online Resources.

Glossary.

Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780764544736
Publisher:
Wiley
Location:
Indianapolis, IN
Author:
Freed, Les
Subject:
General
Subject:
Networking - General
Subject:
Home computer networks
Subject:
Home automation
Subject:
General Computers
Subject:
Networking
Copyright:
Edition Description:
WebSite Associated w/Book
Series:
PC Magazine
Series Volume:
108-194
Publication Date:
20040206
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
381
Dimensions:
9.38x7.18x.82 in. 1.25 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Networking--it's not just for the office any more. Here's how to get all your electronic devices on the same team

Ready to plunge into creating your own home network? You couldn't ask for a better guide through the networking maze than PC Magazine contributing editor Les Freed. From why you should network to whether you need a switch or a hub and how to hook in your Playstation, reading this book is like having Les drop by and set the whole thing up for you. And you don't even need to move those back issues of PC Magazine off the couch.

* With expert advice, you can't go wrong

* Check out all the advantages of a home network

* Get a crash course in networking technology

* Design the network that fits your needs and your budget

* Compare wired and wireless products

* Learn how to prepare your computers for networking

* Whip up a specialized recipe from the Home Networking Cookbook

* Protect your investment with troubleshooting tips

* Build a network using the existing wiring in your home

* Discover how to keep your private information private

* Make all your home entertainment devices part of the network

Visit www.wiley.com/compbooks/pcmag

"Synopsis" by , This is the definitive, hands-on guide to choosing, building, and using a home network. Veteran networking author and "PC Magazine expert Les Freed shares with readers his many years of networking experience and insider status and guides them, step by step through the confusing and intimidating world of home networking.
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