Home Networking! I Didn't Know You Could Do That...

Home Networking! I Didn't Know You Could Do That...

by Erik B. Sherman
     
 

Home Networking? You *Can* Do That

Have more than one computer in the home? Thinking about installing a home network? You're in the company of 17 million other households, according to The Yankee Group, a Boston market research group. The big stumbling block on taking the plunge, though, isn't fear of technology. It's having a good reason to wire your

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Home Networking? You *Can* Do That

Have more than one computer in the home? Thinking about installing a home network? You're in the company of 17 million other households, according to The Yankee Group, a Boston market research group. The big stumbling block on taking the plunge, though, isn't fear of technology. It's having a good reason to wire your home.

That's where "Home Networking! I Didn't Know You Could Do That" can help you. It starts with the nuts and bolts of installing a network, whether cable, phone line, power line, or wireless. You can connect not only the latest PCs, but even older machines and Macs.

However, just having a home computer network can't change your life, so I go beyond explaining network installation and setup. Instead, I discuss dozens of ways to put your network to good use. In "Home Networking! I Didn't Know You Could Do That," I give you 84 slick and fun things that you can do. Some of my favorites include turning your network into a home-wide entertainment center, monitoring home security, creating a learning lab, and even playing networked games. "Home Networking! I Didn't Know You Could Do That" gives you food for thought, as well as practical and fun applications with step-by-step instructions.

You don't have to be a computer expert to use this book. A total novice can get a network up and running in a short amount of time, then make great use of it, with plenty of step-by-step instructions. And if you are an expert, so much the better, because you get unique and interesting ideas for experimenting with your home network.

Not only will you get ideas and help in making the network help you, but the book comes with over 100 megabytes of free, shareware, and trial network applications, tools, utilities, and games. Furthermore, the CD gives you links to special promotional offers and product pricing available to readers. You may find that a discount pays for the cost of the book the first time you use one.

From Erik Sherman (esherman@reporters.net), the author of this book.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780782126310
Publisher:
Sybex, Incorporated
Publication date:
07/01/1999
Series:
I Didn't Know You Could Do That Series
Edition description:
with CDRom
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
7.43(w) x 8.91(h) x 0.86(d)

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