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Posted December 4, 2005
Comprehensive and well written
This book is very comprehensive and well written. It not only covers everything you need to build your own home network, but it does it in a format that anyone can understand. The author also covers how to include your game console in your home network, wireless, cabling over existing power lines, how to access the network from the road, Macs and PCs. Strongly recommend this book to anyone wanting to build or upgrade their home network.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted August 30, 2005
HOME IS WHERE THE NETWORK IS
Today, home networking is growing by leaps and bounds. Author Scott Lowe has done an outstanding job of putting together a book that uses clear, jargon-free language helps you understand what kind of gear you need for your home network how to set things up and, how to use that network once it's up and running. Lowe begins by introducing you to the traditional wired Ethernet. Next, the author tells you everything you need to know about setting up an Ethernet network. Then, he explains several types of WiFi, how to choose them, and what they are, so you can decide which version makes sense to you. The author continues by explaining how Powerline devices can convert your home's electrical system into a data network. In addition, the author next deals with how to share files, folders, and printers among computers running all modern versions of the Windows operation system. He also shows you how to configure your Mac OS X computers as well as, those running the older version of Apple's operating system. The author next shows you how to get the two systems talking to each other. Next, the author explores streaming music around the house, playing network video games, and putting your digital photos ion the big screen. Finally, he tells you how to connect to your network when you're on the road. With the preceding in mind, the author has done an excellent job of showing you how to set up a network so that everyone at home can get online at the same time. And, given the rapidly falling prices networking gear, that's a worthwhile reason to get connected.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted April 16, 2009
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