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Networking For Dummies, 10th Edition

ISBN: 978-1-118-47408-2
456 pages
April 2013
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This updated bestseller covers Windows 8, new storage and backup technologies, and more

Both beginning network administrators and home users have made previous editions of this book a top seller. Now fully updated, this edition shows you step by step how to set up and maintain a network and covers Windows 8 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1. Author Doug Lowe also includes updated coverage of broadband technologies as well as storage and back-up procedures, all in his easy-to-follow style. You'll learn to build a wired or wireless network, secure and optimize it, safely connect to the Internet, troubleshoot problems, and much more.

  • A perennial bestseller, this guide to networking has been fully revised to cover Windows 8, Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, new broadband technologies, and updated storage and backup procedures
  • Provides introductory-level networking fundamentals for those inexperienced in network technology
  • Covers networking with all major operating systems
  • Shows how to build, secure, and optimize a network, safely connect to the Internet, troubleshoot problems, and more

Networking For Dummies, 10th Edition walks you through the process of setting up and maintaining a network, at home or in the office.

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Introduction 1

Part I: Getting Started with Networking 7

Chapter 1: Let's Network! 9

Chapter 2: Life on the Network 21

Chapter 3: More Ways to Use Your Network 41

Part II: Setting Up a Network 63

Chapter 4: Planning a Network 65

Chapter 5: Dealing with TCP/IP 83

Chapter 6: Oh, What a Tangled Web We Weave: Cables, Switches, and Routers 107

Chapter 7: Configuring Windows Clients 125

Chapter 8: Connecting Your Network to the Internet 139

Chapter 9: Setting Up a Wireless Network 147

Part III: Working with Servers 163

Chapter 10: Setting Up a Server 165

Chapter 11: Managing Windows User Accounts 183

Chapter 12: Managing Network Storage 199

Chapter 13: Managing Exchange Server 2010 213

Chapter 14: Creating an Intranet 231

Part IV: Cloudy with a Chance of Gigabytes 245

Chapter 15: Life in Cloud City 247

Chapter 16: Managing Mobile Devices 257

Chapter 17: Connecting from Home 271

Part V: Managing and Protecting Your Network 279

Chapter 18: Welcome to Network Management 281

Chapter 19: Solving Network Problems 291

Chapter 20: Backing Up Your Data 307

Chapter 21: Securing Your Network 321

Chapter 22: Hardening Your Network 337

Chapter 23: Network Performance Anxiety349

Part VI: More Ways to Network 359

Chapter 24: Going Virtual 361

Chapter 25: Networking with Linux 373

Chapter 26: Macintosh Networking 391

Part VII: The Part of Tens 399

Chapter 27: Ten Networking Commandments 401

Chapter 28: Ten Big Network Mistakes 405

Chapter 29: Ten Things You Should Keep in Your Closet 411

Index 415

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Doug Lowe is the information technology director for a civil engineering firm in Clovis, CA. Doug has been managing networks for more than 20 years. He has written 50+ technology books demystifying everything from memory management to creating web pages, among them Electronics All-in-One For Dummies.

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