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Home Networking Do-It-Yourself For Dummies

Home Networking Do-It-Yourself For Dummies

Lawrence C. Miller

ISBN: 978-0-470-56173-7

Apr 2011

360 pages

In Stock

$24.99

Description

Step by step guide to connecting all your electronic devices into one network

A home network allows you to share Internet connections, photos, video, music, game consoles, printers, and other electronic gadgets. This do-it-yourself guide shows you step by step how to create a wired or wireless network in your home.

In the For Dummies tradition of making technology less intimidating, Home Networking Do-It-Yourself For Dummies breaks down the process into easy steps with clear instructions.

  • Increasing broadband speeds, cellular technology, the explosive growth of iPhone sales, and the new Home Group feature in Windows 7 all contribute to a booming interest in home networking
  • This step-by-step guide walks do-it-yourselfers through the process of setting up a wired or wireless network with Windows 7 and Windows Vista
  • Demonstrates how to connect desktops or laptops, printers, a home server, a router, high-speed Internet access, a video game system, a telephone line, and entertainment peripherals
  • Shows how to share files, music, and video, and connect to an iPhone
  • Provides maintenance and troubleshooting tips

Home Networking Do-It-Yourself For Dummies enables you to take advantage of everything a home network can offer without hiring a technology wizard.

Introduction.

Part I: Doing Your Homework.

Chapter 1: Why Do You Need A Home Network?

Chapter 2: Understanding Networking Basics.

Part II: Installing Your Home Network.

Chapter 3: Getting Wired.

Chapter 4: Going Wireless.

Part III: Setting Up Your Windows 7 Network.

Chapter 5: Understanding User Accounts.

Chapter 6: Setting Up a HomeGroup.

Chapter 7: Sharing With Others.

Chapter 8: Connecting to the Internet.

Chapter 9: Connecting Remotely.

Chapter 10: Having Fun with Your Home Network.

Part IV: Keeping Your Network Safe and Healthy.

Chapter 11: Inside the Action Center.

Chapter 12: Windows Firewall and Windows Defender.

Chapter 13: Windows Update.

Chapter 14: Backup and Restore.

Chapter 15: Building a SOHO Network.

Part V: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 16: Ten Great Windows 7 Resources.

Chapter 17: Ten Reasons You Might Not Be Able to Join a HomeGroup.

Chapter 18: Ten Network Troubleshooting Tools.

Index.