Home Networking Demystified

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9780072258783: Home Networking Demystified

No need to be intimidated by home networking! With a very readable and easy to understand writing style, this book takes the anxiety out of learning how to build or expand a home network. Read a home networking book organised like a fun and painless self-teaching guide. Use the 8-page, 2-colour visual instruction insert to see how to set up a home network. Take end of chapter quizzes to check your progress, as well as a final exam found at the end of the book.

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The fast and easy way to build a home network

Learn to set up your own wired or wireless home network quickly and easily. In this step-by-step guide, Dr. Larry Long offers clear explanations of networking technologies and describes current and future home networking applications. You’ll learn to design your network, select the components, install any necessary wiring, connect to the Internet, connect PCs to the network, set up security measures, and troubleshoot your network. Once you get your home network up and running, you’ll be able take full advantage of everything it has to offer, such as shared resources including Internet access, files, and printers. Integrate digital home entertainment, play multiplayer games, and set up a virtual private network (VPN), voice over IP telephones, and other home networking applications. You’ll also get details on how home networking can complement telework. Filled with clear instructions and helpful illustrations and photos, Home Networking Demystified is your shortcut to setting up a complete home network and enjoying the benefits of an e-home.

This all-in-one book explains how to:

  • Plan and design a home network
  • Be an intelligent consumer of home networking products and services
  • Share resources, including an Internet connection, files, printers, videos, and images
  • Secure, maintain, and troubleshoot your home network
  • Set up digital entertainment features, VoIP telephoning, video surveillance, and telework via VPN

Dr. Larry Long, author of more than 50 computer books including Personal Computing Demystified, had a home network 15 years before anyone used the term “home networking”.

About the Author:

Dr. Larry Long (Fayetteville, AR) has written more than 30 books on IT topics (including computers), which have been widely distributed in more than 50 countries. He has more than two decades of classroom experience at the University of Oklahoma and Lehigh University. Larry’s Ph.D. is in Industrial Engineering from the University of Oklahoma. Larry was a pioneer in the development of computer-based multimedia and Internet-based educational resources.

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