Home Wireless Networking in a Snap

Home Wireless Networking in a Snap

by Joe Habraken

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These days, nobody really wants to learn everything there is about their hardware and software. And even if you did, who has the time to endlessly tinker and play with it until you figure everything out? You just want a book that will quickly show you how to set up your home wireless network. Home Wireless Networking in a Snap is designed specifically for busy people like you.


This book covers the things that aren't already covered in the documentation that came with your equipment and the things you can't just figure out on your own. It is organized into a series of well-organized, bite-sized, quickly accomplished tasks, that lets you zero right in on particular tasks you want to accomplish. This hands-on approach to setting-up a secure home wireless network will have your network up and running in no time.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780132714990
Publisher: Pearson Education
Publication date: 03/15/2006
Series: Sams Teach Yourself
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 352
File size: 14 MB
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About the Author

Joe Habraken, consultant, instructor, and IT professional, is a best-selling author who has written over 25 information technology books including titles on the World Wide Web, computer networking, Microsoft Office applications and Microsoft Windows server products. Joe's books include Skinning Windows XP, Microsoft Office 2003 All in One and the Absolute Beginner's Guide to Networking, Fourth Edition. Joe's information technology career has spanned over 15 years and he currently serves as an assistant professor at the University of New England in Biddeford, Maine.

Table of Contents

Part I    Networking and Windows Fundamentals

Chapter 1    Start Here    3

Chapter 2    Navigating Windows XP    19

Chapter 3    Sharing a Home Computer    41

Part II    Creating the Home Network

Chapter 4    Installing and Configuring the Wireless Router    67

Chapter 5    Installing and Configuring Wireless Adapters    91

Chapter 6    Configureing the Windows Home Network    123

Part III    Using the Home Network

Chapter 7    Sharing Network Resources    155

Chapter 8    Filtering Content and Enabling Game Services    183

Chapter 9    Taking Advantage of Wireless Hotspots    211

Part IV    Protecting and Securing the Wireless Network

Chapter 10    Protecting Your System and Data    231

Chapter 11    Securing the Wireless Network    265

Chapter 12    Protecting the Wireless Network    305

Chapter 13    Troubleshooting and Monitoring Network Connections    333



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