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9780789724694

Complete Idiot's Guide to Networking, 3E

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  • ISBN13:

    9780789724694

  • ISBN10:

    0789724693

  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2000-11-01
  • Publisher: DK Publishing, Inc.

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The Complete Idiots Guide to Networking, 3rd Edition will provide the basics the reader needs to get started in a fun language that is straightforward and easy to comprehend. The pace of the book will be direct and simple. It will provide specific-steps toward the goals of gaining a knowledge base in networking. The book helps the reader learn by providing diagrams that show how to connect pieces and tables to make price/performance issues clear and understandable The information will be organized to answer specific questions for the novice user.

Table of Contents

Introduction
Part 1 Scouting Out Your Network
What is a Network?
Having Your Own Network (LAN)
Using a World-Wide Network (the Internet)
Part 2 Gathering Your Network Gear
Choosing Your Networking Hardware
Network Servers and Clients at Your Service
Take a Bus, Hitch a Star, Ring Around Network Topologies
Part 3 Building Your Network Base
Making Those Internet Connections
Building Your Home Network
Hooking Up Your Small Office Network
Taking Your Network for a Drive
Linking Your Home and Office Networks
Part 4 Defending Your Network Turf
Your Fearless Leader: The System Administrator
Devising a Backup Plan
Securing Your Fortress
Troubleshooting from the Trenches
Part 5 Charting Your Networking Future
To the Internet and Beyond
Preparing for an Explosion of Network Content
Networking Your Kitchen Appliances?
Part 6 Appendix
A Speak Like a Geek: The Networking Bible
Index

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