Networking by Example

Overview

Networking by Example is a beginning level guide to teaching the latest technologies and putting this knowledge to use. Using high-quality, detailed photographs and diagrams, this book makes learning simple and straightforward. It explains various techniques and a broad number of subjects on setting up networks for the small business or home. Topics include general networking concepts, connectivity, updating existing networks, making the right decisions for proposed networks, gaming, and more. Businesses and ...
See more details below
Available through our Marketplace sellers.
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (16) from $1.99   
  • New (2) from $65.00   
  • Used (14) from $1.99   
Close
Sort by
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Note: Marketplace items are not eligible for any BN.com coupons and promotions
$65.00
Seller since 2015

Feedback rating:

(240)

Condition:

New — never opened or used in original packaging.

Like New — packaging may have been opened. A "Like New" item is suitable to give as a gift.

Very Good — may have minor signs of wear on packaging but item works perfectly and has no damage.

Good — item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Acceptable — item is in working order but may show signs of wear such as scratches or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Used — An item that has been opened and may show signs of wear. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Refurbished — A used item that has been renewed or updated and verified to be in proper working condition. Not necessarily completed by the original manufacturer.

New
Brand new.

Ships from: acton, MA

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
$65.00
Seller since 2015

Feedback rating:

(240)

Condition: New
Brand new.

Ships from: acton, MA

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Close
Sort by
Sending request ...

Overview

Networking by Example is a beginning level guide to teaching the latest technologies and putting this knowledge to use. Using high-quality, detailed photographs and diagrams, this book makes learning simple and straightforward. It explains various techniques and a broad number of subjects on setting up networks for the small business or home. Topics include general networking concepts, connectivity, updating existing networks, making the right decisions for proposed networks, gaming, and more. Businesses and multiple computer owners need to learn how to share information and resources, and this book provides timely, up-to-date lessons in implementing the latest technologies. In by Example fashion, it gives you constant reinforcement and solution-oriented information by emphasizing exercises and real-world examples.
Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

Booknews
A beginning-level guide to networks covering general network concepts, connectivity, updating existing networks, and new network technologies. The material is written for small business, home, and home office environments. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Internet Bookwatch
Networking By Example is a beginning level guide to teaching the latest technologies and putting this knowledge to use. Using high-quality, detailed photographs and diagrams, author and computer expert Barry Press makes learning simple and straightforward. Barry Press explains various techniques and a broad number of subjects on setting up networks for the small business or home.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780789723567
  • Publisher: Que
  • Publication date: 5/8/2000
  • Pages: 448
  • Product dimensions: 7.33 (w) x 9.08 (h) x 1.02 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1
Part I Network Basics
1 Why Have a Network? 7
File Sharing 10
Printer Sharing 12
Internet Access Sharing 14
Collaboration 15
Fax Sharing 18
Backup with Shared Tape Drives 19
Sharing CDR or Zip/Jaz Drives and Moving Files 21
Summary 22
2 Kinds of Networks 25
Distance 26
Local Area Networks 26
Metropolitan Area Networks 31
Wide Area Networks 35
Technology and Wiring 39
Direct Cable Connection 40
Ethernet 45
Telephone Lines 53
Wireless 57
Summary 60
3 Understanding and Evaluating Network Services 63
Operating Systems 64
Memory and Processor Allocation 65
Example 3.1 Starting a Program Running 65
File Storage and Disk Access 66
Example 3.2 Reading a File from Disk 66
Graphics and Sound 67
Network Communications 67
Protocol Stacks 67
Internet 67
Microsoft 68
Novell 70
UNIX and Linux 70
Mixed Protocol Networks 71
Services 72
File Sharing and Transfer 72
Example 3.3 Planning a File Server 72
Printer Sharing 74
Internet Access and Services 75
Example 3.4 Using Protocols in Web Addresses 78
Summary 80
Part II Building Your Network
4 Picking Your LAN Cable Technology and Speed 83
Determining Your LAN Requirements 84
Calculating Your LAN Data Rate Requirement 84
Example 4.1 Calculating LAN Data Transfer Times 85
Example 4.2 Characterizing Network Performance 86
Understanding Latency and Jitter in Your LAN 87
Direct Cable Connection 89
Example 4.3 Making a Serial Direct Cable Connection Cable 94
Ethernet 94
10Base-2 95
10/100Base-T 96
Example 4.4 Preparing Category 5 Twisted-Pair Ethernet Cable 100
Fiber-Optic LAN Extensions 103
Telephone Wiring 106
Summary 106
5 Installing Your LAN Wiring 109
Planning Your Network Installation 110
Understanding the Requirements 110
Mapping Your Network 113
Routing Cables 115
Implementing Wall to Room Transitions 118
Labeling Network Cables 123
Installing the Cables 125
New Construction 126
Existing Construction 128
Summary 135
6 Picking and Installing Your LAN Adapters 137
PC Hardware 138
How Your Computer Works 138
The Nuts and Bolts Inside 141
Choosing a LAN Adapter 146
Device Driver Availability 147
Internal or External Device 149
Computer Interface 149
Network Interface 151
Manufacturer Reputation 151
Example LAN Adapter Products 152
Installing LAN Adapters 156
Internal Adapters 156
External Adapters 159
Summary 159
Part III Setting Up Your Network Software
7 Network Software--Protocol Stacks and Applications 163
Network Protocols 164
What Do Network Protocols Do? 164
NetBEUI 169
IPX/SPX 171
TCP/IP 172
Picking Your Network Protocol 174
Network Plumbing 176
Physical and Logical Addresses 176
Domain Name Service and Address Resolution Protocol 180
Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) 181
PPP 185
Network Applications 185
File Transfer and Sharing (Microsoft, Novell, TCP/IP) 186
Printer Sharing (Microsoft, Novell, TCP/IP) 188
Electronic Mail (Microsoft, Novell, TCP/IP) 190
World Wide Web (TCP/IP) 192
Summary 193
8 Configuring Your System Software 195
Adding Device Drivers 196
Windows 98 196
Windows NT 4 and Windows 2000 202
Adding Protocols 207
Windows 98 208
Windows NT 4 and Windows 2000 211
Adding Applications and Clients 212
Windows 98 213
Windows NT 4 and Windows 2000 216
Configuring Linux Networking 217
Initial Networking Settings for New Installations 218
Modifying Existing Networking Settings 220
Summary 225
9 Sharing Fixed Drives and Setting Access Controls 227
Configuring File Sharing 228
Example 9.1 Choosing Between File Sharing and File Transfer 229
Windows 98 229
Example 9.2 Turning on File Sharing in Windows 98 230
Example 9.3 Assigning a Letter to a Shared Drive in Windows 98 232
Example 9.4 Navigating to a Shared Drive and Shared File in Windows 98 234
Example 9.5 Installing WFTPD Using WinZip 235
Example 9.6 Configuring a WS_FTP LE Session 236
Windows NT 4 and Windows 2000 238
Example 9.7 Sharing a Disk Drive Using Windows 2000 239
Linux Samba 240
Example 9.8 Start the Samba Administrator 242
Example 9.9 Enter the Base Samba Configuration 242
Example 9.10 Enter Passwords Samba Configuration 244
Example 9.11 Exit the Linux Configurator and Activate Changes 244
Example 9.12 Mount a Shared Windows Drive for Linux Access 245
Example 9.13 Coordinate Passwords for Windows Access to Linux Files 247
Linux File Transfer 249
Directory Organization, Access Controls, and Security 249
Example 9.14 Restrict Access to Part of a Disk 250
FTP Access Controls and Security 253
Sharing CD-ROM, CD-R & RW, DVD, and Zip 254
Software Licensing 255
Summary 255
10 Network Backup 257
Who Needs to Back Up? 258
Example 10.1 Resurrecting a Crashed Computer 258
The Basics of Backup 259
Backing Up Through Shared Drives 261
Mapped Drives Versus Network Neighborhood 262
Locked Files 262
Software Configuration and Use 263
Full, Differential, and Incremental Backups 264
Creating Backup Configurations 265
Summary 267
Part IV Using Your Network
11 Sharing Printers and Fax 271
Setting Up Sharing 272
Example 11.1 Correcting the Windows File and Printer Sharing Setup 272
Example 11.2 Sharing a Windows Printer 274
Example 11.3 Setting Up a Print Sharing Client 275
Providing Drivers 276
Example 11.4 Making Printer Driver Installation Files Readily Accessible Using File Sharing 277
Remote Management 278
Intel InBusiness Print Station 279
Networked Fax 283
Example 11.5 Configure WinFax Pro as a Fax Server 283
Example 11.6 Configure WinFax Pro as a Fax Client 284
Summary 285
12 Sharing an Internet Connection 287
Shared Internet Access Through a Modem 288
TCP/IP Routing and Proxies 289
Network Address Translation 289
Network Proxies 291
Windows 292
Example 12.1 Installing Internet Connection Sharing 292
Example 12.2 Running the Internet Connection Sharing Wizard 294
Linux 296
Example 12.3 Set Up Linux PPP Dialup Internet Access 296
Example 12.4 Set Up Linux Network Address Translation 298
Summary 300
13 Collaboration and Multiplayer LAN Games 303
Collaboration 304
Collect and Compile Files, and then Review on Paper 304
Circulate Files 306
Edit in a Shared File Area 308
Microsoft Office 2000 Server Extensions 309
Games 310
Game Protocols 311
Typical Game Setup 311
Server Setup 313
Internet Access, Speed, and Latency 320
Summary 321
Part V Getting the Most from Your Network
14 Advanced Internet Access 325
Routers and High-Speed Internet Access 326
Digital Subscriber Line 327
Cable Modems 328
Integrated Services Digital Network 330
Security 331
Router Packet Filters 334
Standalone Firewalls 335
On-Computer Firewalls 338
Sample Access and Firewall Products 338
3Com 56K and ISDN LAN Modems 339
Example 14.1 Configuring a 3Com 56K LAN Modem 340
3Com OfficeConnect Internet Firewall 344
Network ICE BlackICE Defender 345
Example 14.2 Configuring BlackICE 348
Summary 352
15 Evaluating Network Performance 355
Understanding Network Performance 356
Example 15.1 Performance of Two Computers on a LAN with One-Way Traffic 356
Example 15.2 Performance of Two Computers on a LAN with Limited Two-Way Traffic 356
Example 15.3 Performance of Two Computers on a LAN with Symmetric Two-Way Traffic 357
Example 15.4 Performance of Many Computers on a LAN with N-Way Traffic 357
Assessing Your Network Load 358
Evaluation Tools 361
Improvement Strategies 364
Partitioning Your Network with a Router 365
Partitioning Your Network with an Ethernet Switch 366
Summary 369
16 Enhancing Your Network 371
Routers 372
Macsense xRouter Internet Sharing Hub 373
Switches 378
Example 16.1 Message Processing in a Layer 2 Network Switch 378
Intel InBusiness 8-Port 10/100 Switch 380
Servers 380
Compaq Internet Plus NeoServer 150 381
Network Appliance NetApp Filers 382
Uninterruptible Power Supplies 384
Belkin Uninterruptible Power Supplies 385
Summary 387
17 Troubleshooting Network Problems 389
Physical Problems 392
Example 17.1 Troubleshooting Electrical Connection Problems in a 10Base-2 Network 393
Connectivity Problems 394
Application Problems 394
Network Test Software 395
ping and traceroute 395
WhatsUp 397
Network Test Equipment 401
Fluke OneTouch Series II Network Assistant 401
Fluke Enterprise LANMeter 404
Summary 407
Index 409
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)