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Network Know-How

Are the machines in your office living isolated lives? Do you have a few computers at home that you want to connect to each other and the Internet? The best way to share files on a group of computers is to create a network. But how do you do that?Network Know-How is your guide to connecting your machines, filled with practical advice that will show you how to get things done. You'll learn the nitty-gritty of network setup, design, and maintenance, from running cables and placing wireless access points to configuring file sharing and printing. This practical and comprehensive guide will teach you how to implement security, create intranets, and more. You'll learn how to:Connect Windows, Macintosh, and Linux computersImplement network addressingConfigure your network adapters, hubs, switches, and routerShare music, photos, and documentsAutomate household appliances and stream digital audio and video to your home entertainment centerTroubleshoot network slowdowns and failuresNo matter which operating system you use, and even if you've never installed or run a network before, you'll get what you need to know in Network Know-How..

File Size: 8949 KB

Print Length: 288 pages

Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited

Publisher: No Starch Press; 1 edition (August 20, 2009)

Publication Date: August 20, 2009

Sold by:  Digital Services LLC

Language: English

ASIN: B002N3M6R2

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Best Sellers Rank: #828,088 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store) #24 in Books > Computers & Technology > Networking & Cloud Computing > Home Networks #279 in Books > Computers & Technology > Hardware & DIY > Internet & Networking #910 in Books > Computers & Technology > Networking & Cloud Computing > Networks, Protocols & APIs > Networks

An Essential Guide for the Accidental Admin or as I would put it an up to date reference for anyone wanting to know more about networks.Contents 22/25Ease of Understanding/Practicality 22/25Pictures/Illustrations 23/25Additional Features 15/25Total 82/100Network Know-How by John Ross is a network setup and explanation guide that helps anyone who wants to know more about networks even if you're not in charge of one. That admin part does not really matter as anyone just wanting to know more and have a better understanding of networks can pick up this book and really learn.Network Know-How is not your dummies guide with little in depth knowledge, this book goes into plenty of explanations, programs for networking and technical details. It can not only help you understand and learn about networks but get the help you need in setting up and maintaining a computer network.Network Know-How starts off with explanations of what a network is and the examples of uses then goes in depth into setting one up both in software and hardware so you can get yours setup easily. The book goes into great detail talking about things like handshaking and packets so you not only understand the basics but know exactly what a network does so you can maintain one.The book continues with types of hardware and how to set them up using both common wired and wireless Wi-Fi networks that are in use today. The book explains from household small networks and even single computers with a few peripheral network devices to larger business type networks.Network Know-How goes from the hardware to the software using the Windows XP and Vista operating systems, Mac and even includes some Linux and Unix systems.

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