Speed!

Speed!

by Michael Wolf, Mike Wolf
     
 
This book is more than a guide. It is a valuable reference that is written in plain, non-technical language so readers can put the information to use straightaway. There are descriptions of the latest technologies, protocols, services, and software packages. The reader will unearth methods on how to create an economical and secure network for their families as well as

Overview

This book is more than a guide. It is a valuable reference that is written in plain, non-technical language so readers can put the information to use straightaway. There are descriptions of the latest technologies, protocols, services, and software packages. The reader will unearth methods on how to create an economical and secure network for their families as well as their home-based business. The author teaches how to pick the right networking solution; free and low-cost connection software; ensure network security; how to save money by sharing an Internet connection among multiple PCs; and most importantly, the homeowner will discover how to plan for their network's future extensibility. All of this while learning how to use the home network to work, communicate, and play in new ways.

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HomeNetHelp.com

Mike Wolf's extensive knowledge of the home networking industry is clearly laid out for everyone learn from. Aimed at beginner to moderate level home network enthusiast, this book is both easy to read and surprisingly thorough. Humor is interjected throughout to keep things from getting too dry.

Starting with understanding and planning a network, Mike guides us through the entire home networking process including how to make a purchasing decision and installation. Once your LAN is up and running, the book explores the world of network gadgets, multi-player gaming, and audio/video applications.

This is the first book that covers Windows XP networking from the home network standpoint. The book does a great job with not only Windows XP, but Windows 95,98,ME too. In addition, an entire chapter is devoted to folks with both Mac's and PC's that connecting. Linux is not covered, but it would have been hard to squeeze that kind of info into just a chapter or two.

Another topic the books covers well is selecting a broadband provider. Not all broadband technologies are made equal and Mike helps you decode techie and sales talk into meaningful information. Again, the info in the chapter is timely and explains the differences between Cable, DSL, Satellite, and fixed wireless services.

Speed!: Understanding and Installing Home Networks is definitely on the HomeNetHelp MUST READ list.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780672321863
Publisher:
Pearson Technology Group 2
Publication date:
10/18/2001
Series:
Sams Other Series
Pages:
408
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.84(d)

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Meet the Author

Mike Wolf is a world-renowned writer of research reports and technical books that have enchanted generations of people across the globe, and is the future writer of the great American novel. He has a fancy business degree from some school in Arizona and plans to someday make the Seattle Mariners roster as a left-handed middle reliever with his deceptively fast 40-mile-per-hour heater. He also dabbles in puppetry and lawncare. He can be reached at homenetmike@yahoo.com.

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