Home Networking Annoyances: How to Fix the Most Annoying Things About Your Home Network

Home Networking Annoyances: How to Fix the Most Annoying Things About Your Home Network

by Kathy Ivens

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780596008086
Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/15/2004
Series: Annoyances Series
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 9.75(h) x 0.47(d)

About the Author

Kathy Ivens has spent more than 20 years as a computer consultant, and has been writing computer books for more than 10 years. As a result, relatives, friends, and neighbors beat a path to her door for help. Thankfully, she has decided to share her pearls of wisdoms with the rest of us. In addition to books, Kathy also writes about computers for a variety of magazines and newspapers, and is a Senior Contributing Editor of Windows IT Pro magazine.

Table of Contents

Introduction;
IS HOME NETWORKING ANNOYANCES RIGHT FOR YOU?;
HOW TO USE THIS BOOK;
CONVENTIONS USED IN THIS BOOK;
O'REILLY WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM YOU;
ABOUT THE AUTHOR;
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS;
Chapter 1: Hardware Annoyances;
1.1 NETWORK ADAPTER ANNOYANCES;
1.2 ETHERNET HARDWARE ANNOYANCES;
1.3 PHONELINE HARDWARE ANNOYANCES;
1.4 POWERLINE HARDWARE ANNOYANCES;
1.5 WIRELESS HARDWARE ANNOYANCES;
1.6 TROUBLESHOOTING AND TECH-SUPPORT ANNOYANCES;
Chapter 2: Software Annoyances;
2.1 CONFIGURING NETWORK ADAPTERS;
2.2 CONFIGURING ROUTERS;
2.3 CONFIGURING AND MANAGING USERS;
2.4 CONFIGURING THE DESKTOP;
2.5 INSTANT MESSENGER ANNOYANCES;
2.6 SOFTWARE SUPPORT ANNOYANCES;
Chapter 3: Network Access Annoyances;
3.1 FINDING COMPUTERS ON YOUR NETWORK;
3.2 TROUBLESHOOTING NETWORK CONNECTIVITY;
3.3 MY NETWORK PLACES NEEDS HOUSEKEEPING;
3.4 MAPPED DRIVES;
Chapter 4: File-Sharing Annoyances;
4.1 ACCESSING FILES ON REMOTE COMPUTERS;
4.2 MANIPULATING FILES ON THE NETWORK;
4.3 NETWORK ENTERTAINMENT CENTERS;
Chapter 5: Network Printing Annoyances;
5.1 SHARED PRINTER ANNOYANCES;
5.2 INSTALLING REMOTE (NETWORK) PRINTERS;
5.3 MANAGING NETWORK PRINTING;
5.4 TROUBLESHOOTING NETWORK PRINTERS;
5.5 USING PRINT FILES;
5.6 NETWORK PRINTING AND MS-DOS;
Chapter 6: Shared Internet Connection Annoyances;
6.1 ISP RULES: CUTTING THROUGH THE CONFUSION;
6.2 DIAL-UP CONNECTION-SHARING ANNOYANCES;
6.3 SHARED BROADBAND ANNOYANCES;
6.4 BROADBAND TECHNICAL SUPPORT ANNOYANCES;
6.5 EMAIL ANNOYANCES;
6.6 AOL ANNOYANCES;
Chapter 7: Security Annoyances;
7.1 FIREWALL;
7.2 VIRUSES, WORMS, AND OTHER SLIMY CREATURES;
7.3 WIRELESS SECURITY ISSUES;
7.4 FILE AND FOLDER SECURITY;
Chapter 8: Network Maintenance Annoyances;
8.1 DOCUMENTATION AND RECORD KEEPING;
8.2 BACKING UP INFORMATION;
8.3 UPGRADING THE NETWORK;
Expanding the Network;
CREATING A BLUEPRINT;
MINIMUM EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS;
COMPATIBILITY ISSUES;
SIGNAL INTERFERENCE ISSUES;
NIFTY NETWORK DEVICES;
MULTILINK PHONE MODEMS TO INCREASE SPEED;
HOME ENTERTAINMENT DEVICES;
Colophon;

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