How to Do Everything with Windows XP Home Networking

How to Do Everything with Windows XP Home Networking

by Dave Field, Andrew Brandt



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How to Do Everything with Windows XP Home Networking by Dave Field, Andrew Brandt

Network the computers and peripheral devices in your home or small office easily with help from this hands-on guide. How to Do Everything with Windows XP Home Networking explains, step-by-step, how to select the best components for your needs, set up a wired or wireless network, share an Internet connection, printer, and other resources, secure your network, and fight spam, viruses, and other potential threats. Get the book that makes it easy to design your own home network.

  • Plan your network and determine the hardware and software requirements
  • Install and configure a wired or wireless network
  • Connect your network to the Internet
  • Secure your network and prevent hacking, identity theft, and other attacks
  • Share printers, drives, files, and other resources
  • Set up an effective anti-virus solution
  • Combat annoying spam, spyware, adware, and phishing scams
  • Chat and send instant messages safely
  • Purchase items online securely

About the authors: Dave Field is a systems engineer who manages all information systems at Camp Snoopy in the Mall of America in Minneapolis, MN. He is the author of several computer books, including MCSA Managing a Windows 2000 Network Environment Instructor’s Manual from McGraw-Hill/Osborne. Andrew Brandt is an editor for PC World magazine where he writes the Privacy Watch column as well as various articles on networking, security, and gaming. He also blogs about technology issues on his Web site,

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780072258097
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date: 11/28/2004
Series: How to Do Everything Series
Pages: 353
Product dimensions: 7.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.76(d)

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Table of Contents

PART I: Set Up Your Home Network

CHAPTER 1: Learn about Home Networks

CHAPTER 2: Design Your Own Home Network

CHAPTER 3: Install a Wired Network

CHAPTER 4: Install a Wireless Network

PART II: Shut the Door on Hackers

CHAPTER 5: Keep Your Internet Connections Secure

CHAPTER 6: Secure Your Wireless Networks

CHAPTER 7: Keep Your Systems Secure with System Updates

CHAPTER 8: Set Up an Effective Antivirus Solution

PART III: Communicate Securely

CHAPTER 9: Fight the Junk E-Mail Plague

CHAPTER 10: Chat and Send Instant Messages Safely

CHAPTER 11: Shop and Socialize Securely

CHAPTER 12: Prevent Identity Theft and Protect Yourself

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