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Networking For Dummies : For Dummies - Doug Lowe

Networking For Dummies

For Dummies

By: Doug Lowe


Published: 29th March 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.

About the Author

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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  • Easy To Read


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    I found this book is more for people wanting to refresh what they have already learnt. I wouldn't recommend this to anyone starting to learn networking. I found there was a lot of assumed knowledge that would leave a beginner puzzled.

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    • Deserves Multiple Readings
    • Easy To Read
    • Informative
    • Well Written


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      purchased this book to help me get through IT Networking course.
      It helped me heaps, easy to read and easy to understand.

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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

      ISBN: 9781118474082
      ISBN-10: 1118474082
      Series: For Dummies
      Audience: General
      Format: Paperback
      Language: English
      Number Of Pages: 456
      Published: 29th March 2013
      Country of Publication: US
      Dimensions (cm): 22.1 x 18.9  x 2.6
      Weight (kg): 0.66
      Edition Number: 1
      Edition Type: Revised