networking for DUMMIES 7th
Networking For Dummies has long been the leading networking beginner book. The 7 th Edition provides valuable updates on the latest tools and trends in networking, including updates to Windows XP (through Service Pack 2), Windows Server 2003, Linux, Mac OS X, and Novell Netware Server 6.5 plus the latest information on broadband technologies. A must-have reference for network administrators and novices who want to set up a network in their home or office, this covers all the bases and basics, including:
Using a network printer and sharing files and printers
Using Microsoft Office on a network
Network operating systems
Setting up a wireless network
Configuring client computers
Written by Doug Lowe, a seasoned For Dummies author who has demystified everything from Microsoft Office to networking to creating Web pages and written more than 50 computer books, including Networking All-in-One Desk Reference For Dummies, this guide includes whole new chapters on:
Common security problems
Indexed to help you find answers fast and written in plain English instead of technotalk, this keeps you from getting all shook up while you?re getting all hooked up!
From the Back Cover
Covers Windows® XP SP2, Mac OS® X, broadband, and more!
Here's how to set up a network or live with the one you already have
Are you tired of waiting in line for the computer that's connected to the database? Want to print to that cool laser printer down the hall? With a network and this book to help, you can! Soon you'll be sharing printers and files, understanding servers, managing security, and laughing at all the stuff you thought was scary.
Discover How To:
Understand different types of servers
Share files, programs, and peripherals
Work with peer-to-peer networks
Manage network security
Configure a wireless access point
Set up a DNS server
About the Author
Doug Lowe has written a whole bunch of computer books, including more than 35 For Dummies books (such as PowerPoint 2003 For Dummies, Word 2003 All-In-One Desk Reference For Dummies, Networking All-In-One Desk Reference For Dummies, and Internet Explorer 6 For Dummies). He lives in that sunny All-American City of Fresno, California, which isn’t nearly as close to San Francisco as most people think, with his wife and two of his daughters (the other one’s away at college). He’s one of those obsessive-compulsive decorating nuts who puts up tens of thousands of lights at Christmas and creates computer-controlled Halloween decorations that rival Disney’s Haunted Mansion. Maybe his next book should be Tacky Holiday Decorations For Dummies. (For pictures, check out his Web site at www.LoweWriter.com.)