CNET Do-It-Yourself Home Networking Projects

CNET Do-It-Yourself Home Networking Projects

by Jim Aspinwall




Set up a high-speed home network

Network the computers and peripheral devices in your home or small office with the fun and practical projects packed inside this hands-on guide. Produced in conjunction with, the place you go for the latest in tech and consumer electronics, this book shows you how to create a wired or wireless network so you can share files, printers, and other resources. You'll also learn to set up a server and secure and expand your network.

Inside, you'll find 24 self-contained projects, step-by-step instructions, a list of tools needed at the beginning of each project, and hundreds of clear photos and screenshots.
CNET Do-It-Yourself Home Networking Projects takes you from beginning through advanced tasks with ease!

• Control other PCs remotely
• Share network storage without a server
• Set up a webcam server
• Enable and share a cellular data connection
• Watch live TV from anywhere via a Sling Media bridge
• Integrate IM and VoIP applications into your network
• Run your own PC weather station
• Connect TiVo to your home network

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780071486620
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date: 12/13/2007
Series: Cnet Do-It-Yourself Ser.
Pages: 173
Product dimensions: 8.60(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.43(d)

About the Author

Jim Aspinwall is the author of six books covering topics from introduction to PCs through troubleshooting, configuration references, wireless networking, and PC hacking and mods.


Table of Contents

Part I: Easy
Project 1. Basic DSL Broadband Connection
Project 2. Go Wireless
Project 3. File Sharing
Project 4. Printer Sharing
Project 5. Shared Network Storage Without the Server
Project 6. Webcam Server
Project 7. Cellular Internet Connection to the Rescue
Project 8. TiVo at Home
Project 9. Sling Media Bridge
Part II: Advanced
Project 10. Sharing Your Basic DSL Broadband Connection
Project 11. Configuring Firewall Protection for Your Network
Project 12. Home Network Workgroup
Project 13. Creating Computer User Accounts
Project 14. Control other PCs Remotely
Project 15. Stream Your Own Content
Project 16. Supreme Cellular Data Connection Sharing
Project 17. PC Weather Station
Project 18. SlingLink TURBO
Project 19. Firewall Configuration for IM and Voice over IP
Part III: Challenging
Project 20. Bridging a Gap, Wirelessly
Project 21. Expanding Beyond the Bridge
Project 22. Create a Server
Project 23. Dealing with Dynamic IP Addresses
Project 24. Access TiVo Files Anywhere

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