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"An excellent resource for understanding the coming age of digital communication." Bob Larribeau, Director, California ISDN User's Group "A clear, easy-to-read guide for getting the most from ISDN." Dan Kegel, Webmaster, Jacksonville, NC
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Inside, find helpful advice on how to:
- Use Windows 95 and Windows NT 4.0 to install and use an ISDN line with ease
- Preview different ISDN application scenarios and choose what's best for you
- Phone, fax, and surf the Internet at the same time from a single ISDN line
- Browse the World Wide Web at seven times the speed of today's modems with an ISDN line
- Get the best value from your connection by integrating available ISDN applications, such as video conferencing and Net surfing
- Make telecommuting more efficient using ISDN
- Connect your LAN to the Internet via ISDN using affordable and easy-to-use routers
- Match the right ISDN equipment to your needs
- Find hundreds of ISDN resources, tips, and tricks to save you time and money
- Plus, David's Top Ten Lists:
- Ten ways to save money by getting an ISDN line
- Ten steps to digital enlightenment via ISDN
- Ten sources of more ISDN help
- Ten things to check out before choosing an ISDN Internet service provider
About the Author
About the Author David Angell is a principal in angell.com, a technical communications firm based in Boston, MA. David is the coauthor of IDG Books Worldwide's Mosaic For Dummies®, 2nd Edition, as well as 14 other books on a wide variety of computer topics. He is also a regular contributor to Internet World and other computer-related magazines.
Table of Contents
PART I: Getting Started with ISDN.
Chapter 1: We're Not in Analog Anymore, Toto.
Chapter 2: The Zen of ISDN.
Chapter 3: ISDN Connection Essentials.
Chapter 4: Wired for ISDN and CPE Basics.
Chapter 5: Close Encounters of the NT1 and NT1 Plus Kind.
PART II: Internet Surfing and Telecommuting the ISDN Way.
Chapter 6: Remote Access in the ISDN Fast Lane.
Chapter 7: ISDN Meets Windows 95.
Chapter 8: ISDN Meets Windows NT 4.0.
Chapter 9: Going the ISDN Serial Route.
Chapter 10: Playing with ISDN Adapter Cards.
Chapter 11: Going the ISDN Router Route for LAN Connections.
PART III: Face to Face with Desktop Video Conferencing.
Chapter 12: I Want My DVC (Desktop Video Conferencing).
Chapter 13: Going Face to Face with ProShare.
Chapter 14: Doing DVC with the PictureTel 200p.
Chapter 15: Videum Video Vistas with CU-SeeMe.
PART IV: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 16: Ten Ways to Save Money Getting ISDN.
Chapter 17: Ten Steps to Digital Enlightenment via ISDN.
Chapter 18: Ten Sources of ISDN Help.
Chapter 19: Ten Things to Check before Choosing an ISDN ISP.
Appendix A: Into the ISDN Tariff Maze.
Appendix B: ISDN Products, Services, and Resources.
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