Tired of battling over who gets to use which computers at home? Don't feel like spending money on another modem and phone line or another hard drive or printer? Here's an idea -- set up your own home network. With expert advice from networking authority Kathy Ivens, you can quickly and easily figure out what you need to know to connect your PCs and peripherals (and save a great deal of money -- plus eliminate headaches -- in the process).
Networking Home PCs For Dummies gives you fast and friendly advice on how to
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Kathy Ivens notes in the introduction to Networking Home PCs for Dummies, "I think that if you have more than one computer in your home, you should have a network." Ivens knows of what she speaks; as a columnist for Windows NT Magazine, she lives in the thick of the networked PC world. By linking together your computers, she observes, you eliminate the problem of remembering where a file is stored or whose turn it is on the Net. And you save money by routing all your machines to a single set of hardware like printers, scanners, etc.
Each chapter covers a single subject, such as "Installing Telephone Line Networking Hardware and Software," "Cabling the House," "Profiling Users," "Using Files on Remote Computers," "Sharing Printers," "Sharing Peripheral Drives," or "Sharing a Modem." The step-by-step instructions are frequently augmented with optional technical explanations, and chapters often provide "links" to other sections with related content. One caution: as long as you are a Windows 95 or 98 user, you are in good hands. All of the screen shots and procedures described involve Windows 95 and 98 software. But if you are a Mac user, Unix user, or Windows 3.x or NT user, you'll need to look elsewhere (though an appendix does explain how to add a Mac to a PC network). The book also includes a large glossary and a CD-ROM full of freeware, shareware, and evaluation software (including evaluation versions of Net Nanny and Norton Utilities). --Patrick O'KelleyFrom the Back Cover:
Home Networking Cheat Sheet Included!
Your Complete Guide to Networking Home PCs! Tired of haggling over who's going to check e-mail first? Don't want to spend any more money on another modem and phone line — or hard drive or printer for that matter? Set up a home network! With the expert advice of Kathy Ivens, you'll quickly and easily figure out what you need to know to connect your PCs and peripherals — and save a lot of money and headaches! Valuable Bonus CD Includes:
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Book Description For Dummies, 1999. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 1. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0764504916
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