Network Know-How: An Essential Guide for the Accidental Admin [NOOK Book]

Overview

Network Know-How is your guide to connecting your machines, filled with practical advice that will show you how to get things done. You'll learn the nitty-gritty of network setup, design, and maintenance, from running cables and placing wireless access points to configuring file sharing and printing. This practical and comprehensive guide will teach you how to implement security, create intranets, and more.
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Network Know-How: An Essential Guide for the Accidental Admin

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Overview

Network Know-How is your guide to connecting your machines, filled with practical advice that will show you how to get things done. You'll learn the nitty-gritty of network setup, design, and maintenance, from running cables and placing wireless access points to configuring file sharing and printing. This practical and comprehensive guide will teach you how to implement security, create intranets, and more.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781593272302
  • Publisher: No Starch Press San Francisco, CA
  • Publication date: 2/15/2009
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 6 MB

Meet the Author

John Ross has worked as a consultant on wired and wireless networking for several manufacturers, including Motorola and AT&T. He is the author of more than two dozen books, including Internet Power Tools (Random House), Connecting with Windows (Sybex), Wiring Home Networks (Sunset Books), and The Book of Wireless (No Starch Press).

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Table of Contents

Introduction

1 How a Network will Improve Your Life 1

2 Types of Network Connections 9

3 Hubs, Switches, and Routers 27

4 How Computer Networks are Organized 35

5 Designing Your Network 47

6 Installing the Network Control Center and Ethernet Cables 55

7 Ethernet Network Interfaces 69

8 Wi-Fi Networks 77

9 File Servers 93

10 Connecting Your Network to the Internet 107

11 Connecting Your Computer to a Network 117

12 Sharing Files Through Your Network 131

13 Network Security 151

14 Printers and Other Devices on Your Network 191

15 Other Things you can Connect to Your Network: Audio, Video, Home Entertainment, and Beyond 203

16 Other Network Applications 225

17 Troubleshooting 239

Index 253

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