Networking For Dummies

Networking For Dummies

by Doug Lowe

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The #1 bestselling beginner's guide to computer networking—now in a new edition

Need networking know-how, but don't know where to turn? Run—don't walk—to the no-nonsense networking guidance offered in this friendly guide! Whether you're a networking administrator or an everyday computer user looking to set up a network in your home or office, Networking For Dummies seamlessly gets you connected with the basics and gives you the knowledge to work out whatever kinks may come your way—in no time.

A network can make everything in your home or office run more smoothly and easily, but setting one up can be challenging for even the most computer-savvy people. Well, relax—this bestselling guide has you covered! Inside, you'll find step-by-step instructions on setting up and maintaining a network, working with broadband and wireless technologies, ensuring you're following best practices with storage and back-up procedures, building a wired or wireless network, and much more.

  • Set up a network for all major operating systems
  • Secure, optimize, and troubleshoot your network
  • Create an intranet and use the Cloud safely
  • Make sense of the latest updates to Windows 10

Don't let a thorny networking issue get the best of you! Heed the simple guidance in this friendly guide and effectively network your way to more effective shared data and resources.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781119257769
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 05/23/2016
Edition description: 11th ed.
Pages: 456
Sales rank: 339,747
Product dimensions: 7.30(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Doug Lowe is the information technology director for a civil engineering firm in Clovis, California. He has been managing networks at publishing companies and nonprofits for more than 30 years and is the bestselling author of Networking All-in-One For Dummies.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Part 1: Getting Started with Networking 5

CHAPTER 1: Let’s Network! 7

CHAPTER 2: Life on the Network 19

CHAPTER 3: More Ways to Use Your Network 39

Part 2: Setting Up a Network 55

CHAPTER 4: Planning a Network 57

CHAPTER 5: Dealing with TCP/IP 69

CHAPTER 6: Oh, What a Tangled Web We Weave: Cables, Switches, and Routers 95

CHAPTER 7: Configuring Windows Clients 113

CHAPTER 8: Connecting Your Network to the Internet 123

CHAPTER 9: Setting Up a Wireless Network 131

CHAPTER 10: Virtual Networking 151

Part 3: Working with Servers 177

CHAPTER 11: Setting Up a Server 179

CHAPTER 12: Managing Windows User Accounts 191

CHAPTER 13: Managing Network Storage 207

CHAPTER 14: Managing Exchange Server 2016 223

CHAPTER 15: Creating an Intranet 237

Part 4: Managing and Protecting Your Network 251

CHAPTER 16: Welcome to Network Management 253

CHAPTER 17: Solving Network Problems 263

CHAPTER 18: Backing Up Your Data 281

CHAPTER 19: Securing Your Network 295

CHAPTER 20: Hardening Your Network 311

CHAPTER 21: Network Performance Anxiety 323

Part 5: More Ways to Network 335

CHAPTER 22: Life in Cloud City 337

CHAPTER 23: Managing Mobile Devices 347

CHAPTER 24: Connecting from Home 361

Part 6: Networking Beyond Windows 369

CHAPTER 25: Networking with Linux 371

CHAPTER 26: Mac Networking 393

Part 7: The Part of Tens 403

CHAPTER 27: Ten Networking Commandments 405

CHAPTER 28: Ten Big Network Mistakes 409

CHAPTER 29: Ten Things You Should Keep in Your Closet 417

Index 421

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Networking For Dummies 3.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I bought this book because I was looking for a basic orientation to networks, and I wasn't disappointed. It's a light read, with the information presented in a convenient 'read-what-you-need-and-skip-the-rest' format. It covers things from what a user new to networks needs to know to work on one, to what someone who is thinking of becoming a network administrator should expect to do on a day-to-day basis. Certainly a much more advanced and detailed text is necessary to delve into computer networks, but if you are looking for a good place to start and have some of your questions answered ('Just what is ISDN, anyway?', 'How would you set-up a basic home / small business network?', 'How many different kinds of cable, hardware and software are out there to choose from?', etc.), then this is probably the book for you.
SkokieInternist203 More than 1 year ago
Networking for dummies is written in the same informational yet entertaining style common to all the "Dummy" books. It answered many of my questions about how networks work giving me an understanding of the concept of networks, TCP/IP, DHCS, routers, switches and many of the jargon that we see so much of but often do not understand. The only deficiency that I found in the book was that it didn't explain how to add a printer to a network using an ethernet card. In that case the printer actually has its own IP address and is added like a local rather than network printer. This is not intuitive and should have been explained in the text.
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JE45 More than 1 year ago
Good all around info and very well written
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