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Updated with tips on Windows?
5.1, and Linux?
How-to's on building, managing, and securing any size network!
Get the lowdown on network security issues and tips on protecting your privacy Whether you need to build and manage a business network or just want to connect several PCs in your home, you'll like this handy reference. From peer-to-peer and client/server basics to the Internet and intranets, these pages will help you get connected the fun and easy way!
Discover how to:
- Connect your computers and printers
- Use the latest home-networking technology
- Hook up and dial in to a network
- Create a remote office connection
- Troubleshoot common networking problems
The Dummies Way
- Explanations in plain English
- "Get in, get out" information
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- Tear-out cheat sheet
- Top ten lists
- A dash of humor and fun
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No computer stands alone. Whether you want to hook up to the Internet, set up a business network, or have your home PCs work together, this book will help.
Networking For Dummies, 5th Edition provides valuable updates on the latest tools and trends in networking including Windows 2000, NetWare 5.1, Linux 6.2, and home networking. Networking For Dummies, 5th Edition is straightforward in its approach to guide professional and novice administrators through building, managing, and securing both large and small networks.
About the Author
Doug Lowe's 22 For Dummies® guides have given folks the lowdown on everything from memory management and creating Web pages to Microsoft® Office and Internet Explorer.
Table of Contents
PART I: The Absolute Basics: A Network User's Guide.
Chapter 1: Networks Will Not Take Over the World, and Other Network Basics.
Chapter 2: Life on the Network.
Chapter 3: Using a Network Printer.
Chapter 4: Becoming a Server.
Chapter 5: Mr. McFeeley's Guide to E-mail.
Chapter 6: Help! The Network's Down!
PART II: Building Your Own Network.
Chapter 7: The Bad News: You Have to Plan Ahead.
Chapter 8: Choosing Your Weapon (Or, Which Network Should You Use?).
Chapter 9: Planning Your Servers.
Chapter 10: Oh, What a Tangled Web We Weave: Cables, Adapters, and Other Stuff.
Chapter 11: Configuring Your Network Computers.
PART III: Network Management For Dummies.
Chapter 12: Help Wanted: A Network Manager's Job Description.
Chapter 13: Who Are You? (Or, Big Brother's Guide to Network Security).
Chapter 14: If I Could Save Time in a Bottleneck: Optimizing Your Network's Performance.
Chapter 15: Things That Go Bump in the Night: How to Protect Your Network Data.
Chapter 16: How to Stay on Top of Your Network and Keep the Users.
off Your Back.
PART IV: Webifying Your Network.
Chapter 17: Welcome to the Internet.
Chapter 18: Connecting Your Network to the Internet.
Chapter 19: Hosting Your Own Web Site.
Chapter 20: Creating an Intranet.
PART V: More Ways to Network.
Chapter 21: Networking Your Home.
Chapter 22: Dialing In to Your Network.
Chapter 23: Using Microsoft Office on a Network.
Chapter 24: Networking Older Computers.
Chapter 25: Welcoming Macintosh Computers to Your Network.
Chapter 26: Using a Linux Server.
PART VI: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 27: Ten Big Network Mistakes.
Chapter 28: Ten Networking Commandments.
Chapter 29: Ten Things You Should Keep in Your Closet.
Chapter 30: Ten Network Gizmos Only Big Networks Need.
Chapter 31: Ten Layers of the OSI Model.
Chapter 32: Ten Hot Network Buzzwords Guaranteed to Enliven a Cocktail Party.
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