Networking For Dummies

Author(s): Doug Lowe


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.


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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.

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

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  • : 9781118474082
  • : John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • : John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • : 1.965
  • : April 2013
  • : 250mm X 150mm
  • : United States
  • : April 2013
  • : books

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  • : Doug Lowe
  • : Paperback
  • : 10th Revised edition
  • : 004.6
  • : 456
  • : illustrations