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Networking For Dummies
has long been the leading networking beginner book. The 7th
Edition provides valuable updates on the latest tools and trends in networking, including updates to Windows XP (through Service Pack 2), Windows Server 2003, Linux, Mac OS X, and Novell Netware Server 6.5 plus the latest information on broadband technologies. A must-have reference for network administrators and novices who want to set up a network in their home or office, this covers all the bases and basics, including:
- Using a network printer and sharing files and printers
- Using Microsoft Office on a network
- Network operating systems
- Setting up a wireless network
- Configuring client computers
Written by Doug Lowe, a seasoned For Dummies author who has demystified everything from Microsoft Office to networking to creating Web pages and written more than 50 computer books, including Networking All-in-One Desk Reference For Dummies, this guide includes whole new chapters on:
- Wireless networking
- IP addressing
- Common security problems
Indexed to help you find answers fast and written in plain English instead of technotalk, this keeps you from getting all shook up while you?re getting all hooked up!
* The leading networking beginner book, now featuring four all-new chapters on wireless networking, IP addressing, common security problems, and troubleshooting
* Updates throughout deliver the latest on Windows XP (through Service Pack 2), Windows Server 2003, Linux, Mac OS X, Novell Netware Server 6.5, broadband technologies, and more
* The perfect plain-English reference for the growing number of entry-level
* network administrators who are often thrown into the job with little training or support
Indexed to help you find answers fast and written in plain English instead of technotalk, this keeps you from getting all shook up while youre getting all hooked up
Covers Windows® XP SP2, Mac OS® X, broadband, and more!
Here's how to set up a network or live with the one you already have
Are you tired of waiting in line for the computer that's connected to the database? Want to print to that cool laser printer down the hall? With a network and this book to help, you can! Soon you'll be sharing printers and files, understanding servers, managing security, and laughing at all the stuff you thought was scary.
Discover How To:
- Understand different types of servers
- Share files, programs, and peripherals
- Work with peer-to-peer networks
- Manage network security
- Configure a wireless access point
- Set up a DNS server
About the Author
Doug Lowe has written a whole bunch of computer books, including more than 35 For Dummies books (such as PowerPoint 2003 For Dummies, Word 2003 All-In-One Desk Reference For Dummies, Networking All-In-One Desk Reference For Dummies, and Internet Explorer 6 For Dummies). He lives in that sunny All-American City of Fresno, California, which isn’t nearly as close to San Francisco as most people think, with his wife and two of his daughters (the other one’s away at college). He’s one of those obsessive-compulsive decorating nuts who puts up tens of thousands of lights at Christmas and creates computer-controlled Halloween decorations that rival Disney’s Haunted Mansion. Maybe his next book should be Tacky Holiday Decorations For Dummies. (For pictures, check out his Web site at www.LoweWriter.com.)
Table of Contents
Part I: Getting Started with Networking.
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: Sharing Your Files and Printers.
Chapter 5: Mr. McFeeley’s Guide to E-mail.
Chapter 6: Using Microsoft Office on a Network.
Part II: Building Your Own Network.
Chapter 7: The Bad News: You Have to Plan Ahead.
Chapter 8: Understanding Network Operating Systems.
Chapter 9: Oh, What a Tangled Web We Weave: Cables, Adapters, and Other Stuff.
Chapter 10: Setting Up a Wireless Network.
Chapter 11: Configuring Client Computers.
Part III: Network Management For Dummies.
Chapter 12: Help Wanted: Job Description for a Network Administrator.
Chapter 13: Big Brother’s Guide to Network Security.
Chapter 14: If I Could Save Time in a Bottleneck: Optimizing Your Network’s Performance.
Chapter 15: How to Sleep Well at Night (Or, Backing Up Your Network Data).
Chapter 16: Major Annoyances.
Chapter 17: Network Troubleshooting.
Chapter 18: How to Stay on Top of Your Network and Keep the Users Off Your Back.
Part IV: Network Operating Systems.
Chapter 19: Windows Server 2003.
Chapter 20: NetWare 6 and 6.5.
Chapter 21: Using a Linux Server.
Chapter 22: Macintosh Networking.
Part V: TCP/IP and the Internet.
Chapter 23: Connecting Your Network to the Internet.
Chapter 24: Understanding IP Addresses.
Chapter 25: Configuring Your Network for DHCP.
Part VI: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 26: Ten Big Network Mistakes.
Chapter 27: Ten Networking Commandments.
Chapter 28: Ten Things You Should Keep in Your Closet.
Chapter 29: Ten Network Gizmos Only Big Networks Need.
Chapter 30: Ten Layers of the OSI Model.