Network Your Computer & Devices Step by Step

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2010-12-23
  • Publisher: Microsoft Press
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Teach yourself how to use the built-in networking features of Windows to connect all of the computers in your home, even if they use different operating systems. With this practical, learn-by-doing tutorial, you'll get exactly what you need from your networked home -- from configuring your network hardware to file sharing and media streaming.Discover how to: Configure your network adapters -- wired and wireless Connect computers running Windows, Mac OS, and Ubuntu Linux Tweak network settings to get all of your machines to talk to each other Make it easy for everyone in your home to share content and devices Share information and digital media at home and over the Internet Keep your network computers secure by using built-in security features such as User Account Control, the Windows Firewall, and more Troubleshoot common issues and perform easy network maintenanceYour step by step digital content includes: Fully searchable online edition of this book -- with unlimited access on the Web

Author Biography

Ciprian Rusen is a technology aficionado, working as an IT Project Manager for a major consumer goods corporation. During work hours, he manages complex rollouts of enterprise IT solutions, and, in his spare time, loves to experiment with the latest technologies, learn how to best use them, and share his knowledge with others. He coordinates the 7 Tutorials team: Florina Muntenescu, Chuck Houghton, Maximilian Robu, Jack Busch and George Grigorita. Together, they write tutorials for Windows 7 users, helping them to get the best possible computing experience.

Table of Contents

  • Dedication
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introducing Home Networking
  • Features and Conventions of This Book
  • Getting Help
  • Chapter 1: Setting Up a Router and Devices
  • Chapter 2: Setting User Accounts on All Computers
  • Chapter 3: Setting Up Your Libraries on All Windows 7 Computers
  • Chapter 4: Creating the Network
  • Chapter 5: Customizing Network Sharing Settings in Windows 7
  • Chapter 6: Creating the Homegroup and Joining Windows 7 Computers
  • Chapter 7: Sharing Libraries and Folders
  • Chapter 8: Sharing and Working with Devices
  • Chapter 9: Streaming Media Over the Network and the Internet
  • Chapter 10: Sharing Between Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7 Computers
  • Chapter 11: Sharing Between Mac OS X and Windows 7 Computers
  • Chapter 12: Sharing Between Ubuntu Linux and Windows 7 Computers
  • Chapter 13: Keeping the Network Secure
  • Chapter 14: Setting Up Parental Controls
  • Chapter 15: Troubleshooting Network and Internet Problems
  • Glossary
  • About the Authors

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