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At long last, there is a better solution to the painfully slow dial-up modem connection that has been your tether to the Internet. Cable Internet connections that once were expensive luxuries of living in big cities have become commonplace. Cable Internet connections promise to change the way you use the Internet...not to mention changing the Internet itself. No longer will you have to spend hours downloading files or email, tie up your phone line every time you want to check a stock quote or grit your teeth ...
At long last, there is a better solution to the painfully slow dial-up modem connection that has been your tether to the Internet. Cable Internet connections that once were expensive luxuries of living in big cities have become commonplace. Cable Internet connections promise to change the way you use the Internet...not to mention changing the Internet itself. No longer will you have to spend hours downloading files or email, tie up your phone line every time you want to check a stock quote or grit your teeth while watching the latest movie trailer trickle in a frame or two at a time on your modem connection.
There is a dark side, however. Unless you take the proper precautions, cable Internet connections open your computer to Internet thugs who would like nothing more than to make off with your credit card numbers and personal files. Fear not...we show you how to rebuke hackers when they come calling.
We also show you what the cable company won't show you - how to hot- rod your connection so that you can squeeze more performance from your broadband Internet service. We also show you how to share a single connection between multiple computers via your home network and how to get your mail - even when you're on the road away from your cable connection. And if you're the get-your-hands-dirty type, we show you how to bypass long waiting lists for professional installation of your service and do it yourself.
We also show you to to maximize the speed afforded to you by your cable connection when playing online games, chatting with your friends and coworkers and using video conferencing.
Absolute Beginner's Guide to Cable Internet Connections is your indispensable companionto the brave new world of home broadband.
|1||Understanding Cable Modems|
|1||The Internet and Your PC||9|
|2||What is a Cable Modem?||17|
|II||Getting Cable Modem Service|
|3||Making Sure You're Ready for Cable Internet Service||31|
|4||Ordering and Installing Cable Modem Service||47|
|III||Using Your Cable Modem Service|
|5||Setting Up Your Software to Use Your Cable Modem||63|
|6||Ten Ways Cable Modems Make the Internet Better||77|
|IV||Enhancing Your Cable Modem Service|
|7||Adding Multimedia Features to Your Cable Modem Service||95|
|8||Using Internet Multimedia and Messaging||105|
|9||Using a Webcam||135|
|10||Using Photo and Data-Storage Services||147|
|11||Playing Internet Games||159|
|12||Speeding Up Your Cable Internet Service||175|
|V||Securing Your Cable Modem Service|
|13||Firewalls and Your PC||189|
|14||Stopping Computer Viruses||205|
|VI||Sharing Your Cable Modem Service|
|15||Using Microsoft Internet Connection Sharing||221|
|16||Using Other Computer-Based Internet Sharing Programs||245|
|17||Router Your Way to Internet Sharing||265|
|18||Setting Up a Home Network for Sharing Your Internet Connection||279|
|VII||Troubleshooting Your Cable Modem|
|19||Troubleshooting Your Connection to the Internet||299|
|20||Troubleshooting Internet Sharing||317|
|21||Troubleshooting Internet Multimedia and Instant Messenger Software||329|
|22||Keeping Your Cable Internet Service Up-to-Date||343|
Posted May 14, 2002
This is the book that I've been looking for in the past 6 months. I contacted Marc and told him that I had a large project coming up and was not sure how to network and install Cable modems and DSL. He told me the book would walk me thru everything I needed to know, and HE WAS RIGHT. Don't forget to add this one to your tech library...jbWas this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.