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Home Networking Survival Guide : Simple Solutions at Your Fingertips - David Strom

Home Networking Survival Guide

Simple Solutions at Your Fingertips

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Published: 7th September 2001
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Get clear, easy-to-follow advice for setting up your own home network using this step-by-step guide. Learn to network your computer to your printer, connect your PC to your stereo, share Internet access, and much more with this jargon-free manual. Filled with fun, survival-themed icons, you'll easily navigate through each chapter and find helpful information on basic concepts, potential problems, troubleshooting, and future developments, for a variety of home networking topics.

Acknowledgmentsp. xv
Introductionp. xvii
Home Wiring Choicesp. 1
Networking Vocabularyp. 2
Problemsp. 5
Location Problemp. 5
Drilling Problemp. 6
Wireless Problemsp. 6
Wiring Type Problemp. 6
Windows 95 Problemp. 8
Old Mac Problemp. 9
Under-the-Hood Problemp. 9
Solutionsp. 10
PhoneLine Networkingp. 14
Wireless Networkingp. 16
Buying a New PC with a Network Adapter Preinstalledp. 21
Mac Networksp. 22
Standard Ethernet Adaptersp. 24
Wired USB Adaptersp. 27
Wiring Your Homep. 28
Recap: Buying the Right Hubp. 29
Troubleshootingp. 31
When Do I Troubleshoot My Network?p. 31
I Can't Get My Cables Fabricatedp. 32
Futuresp. 32
Sharing Filesp. 33
Problemsp. 34
What Do I Have to Install?p. 34
Applications Aren't for Sharingp. 35
Other Things You Don't Want to Share on Your Networkp. 35
Solutionsp. 36
Install the Appropriate Network Adapter and Operating System Driversp. 37
Install the Networking Components You Needp. 38
IP Network Setupp. 39
Enable File Sharing on Each of Your Computersp. 46
Adjusting Your Applicationsp. 52
Mixed Mac and Windows Networksp. 52
Troubleshootingp. 55
Your Windows PC Won't Recognize Your Network Adapterp. 55
The Lights on Your Hub Aren't Litp. 56
Something Is Wrong with Your IP Networkp. 56
You Have Too Many Networking Componentsp. 59
Disappearing Networked Drivep. 60
Your Login and Workgroup Names Aren't the Same on All Computersp. 60
Locking Down Your Network for Specific Family Membersp. 61
The Servers Don't Appear in the Mac Chooserp. 61
Troubles with Wireless Networksp. 61
Futuresp. 64
Sharing Printersp. 67
Problemsp. 68
Solutionsp. 71
Only Windows PCs, Keeping Printers in Present Locationsp. 72
You Have a Network of Just Macintoshesp. 76
Moving a Printer to a New Location, Windows PCs Onlyp. 77
Sharing a Printer on a Mixed Windows/Mac Networkp. 85
Troubleshootingp. 87
Can't Find a Printerp. 87
Understanding Networked Printer Namesp. 87
Macintosh Printing Problemsp. 87
Trouble Getting Your HP Print Server's IP Address Configuredp. 87
Faking Out Print Server Installationsp. 88
Power Cycling Everything As a Last Resortp. 89
Futuresp. 89
Sharing Your Internet Connectionp. 91
Problemsp. 93
Picking the Right Connection Technologyp. 93
(More) Home Wiring Issuesp. 99
Picking the Right Access Devicep. 100
Setting Up Your IP Networkp. 101
Buying a Router and Configuring All Your PCsp. 101
Solutionsp. 104
Netgear Product Line Descriptionp. 114
Keeping Track of Netopia and Farallon Productsp. 116
Setting Up Your Frhubp. 116
Setting Up Frhubs on Cable Systemsp. 117
Finishing Up the Jobp. 118
Troubleshootingp. 120
Suddenly, the Internet Seems Slowp. 120
Everything Seems To Be Working, but You Can't Access the Internetp. 121
You Get the Message "Server Not Found"p. 123
Interpreting the Lights on the Frhubp. 123
How to Set Up a MAC Spoofing Addressp. 124
Using an Internal ISDN or DSL Modemp. 126
You Can't Access the Internet After Resetting or Powering Off/On Your Cable Modemp. 126
You Have Trouble Connecting Your Router to Your Cable Modemp. 127
You Can't Update Your Router's Firmwarep. 127
Don't Update Your DSL or Cable Modem's Firmwarep. 127
Futuresp. 128
Using E-Mail on Your Home Networkp. 129
Problemsp. 131
Solutionsp. 134
Selecting the Right E-Mail Productp. 135
Running Multiple Accounts on a Single PCp. 138
AOL Issuesp. 142
Managing Mailing-List Subscriptionsp. 144
Publishing Your Own Mailing Listsp. 145
Dealing with Spamp. 147
Encrypting and Protecting Your Conversationsp. 149
Troubleshootingp. 151
Can't Connect to Your Mail Serverp. 151
Can Receive but Can't Send Messagesp. 152
Coping with Error Messagesp. 152
Blocking AOL IM Access from Your Networkp. 155
Futuresp. 157
Securing Your Networkp. 159
Problemsp. 160
Threats from E-Mail Attachmentsp. 161
Threats from Microsoft Office Usersp. 163
Threats from Visiting Web Sitesp. 164
Understanding IP Network Tracesp. 165
Scan Your Portsp. 167
Solutionsp. 169
Antivirus Softwarep. 169
Windows Changesp. 174
Firewall Issuesp. 175
Ongoing Maintenancep. 178
Changes to Windows XPp. 182
Troubleshootingp. 184
Is It Really a Virus?p. 185
When Not to Give Someone Your Credit Card Numberp. 185
Removing a Virus from Your PCp. 187
Tracking Virus Originsp. 187
Using Alternative Antivirus Programsp. 189
Setting Up Antivirus on the SonicWALLp. 189
Setting Up a VPN on the SonicWALLp. 190
Recommended Readingp. 191
Futuresp. 192
Keeping Track of Your Familyp. 193
Problemsp. 194
Solutionsp. 195
Computer Locationsp. 198
House Rulesp. 199
Monitoringp. 200
Blockingp. 202
Troubleshootingp. 206
Futuresp. 206
Fun and Gamesp. 207
Gamesp. 208
Keeping Track of the Timep. 210
Making Moviesp. 211
Getting E-Mail when Away from Homep. 214
Hooking Up Your PC to Your Home Stereo Equipmentp. 217
Internet Appliancesp. 223
Web-Based Calendaring and Contacts Servicesp. 227
Internet-Based Fax Servicesp. 228
Home Controlp. 230
The Internet Telephonep. 233
The Future of Home Networkingp. 234
Tips for Fixing Windows Network Problemsp. 237
Problemsp. 238
Securing Your Desktop from Automatic File Associationsp. 251
A Case Study in New Home Wiring for Data, Voice, and Cablep. 255
Indexp. 261
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ISBN: 9780072193114
ISBN-10: 0072193115
Series: Simple Solutions at Your Fingertips
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 316
Published: 7th September 2001
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education - Europe
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 19.0  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.64