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Networking For Dummies (For Dummies (Computers)) [Paperback]

Doug Lowe
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4 Dec 2009 For Dummies (Computers)
The bestselling beginning networking book is now updated to cover the latest tools and trends! Fully updated and revised to include the latest trends in networking, this perennial bestseller features updated coverage of broadband technologies, storage, and backup. You′ll discover the hottest topics for setting up a network at home or in the office. Popular For Dummies author Doug Lowe knows what the networking beginner is looking for, so to that end, he offers you networking fundamentals written in his easy–to–understand style and discusses topics such as Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008. Walks you through networking basics with valuable updates of the latest networking tools and trends Explains exactly what a network is and how to use it Demonstrates how to build a wired or wireless network Addresses securing, optimizing, and troubleshooting a network Discusses networking with all major operating systems Networking For Dummies, 9th Edition is the guide you need to start sharing resources and exchanging data today.

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  • Paperback: 432 pages
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons; 9th Edition edition (4 Dec 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0470534052
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470534052
  • Product Dimensions: 18.5 x 2.4 x 23.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 126,458 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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More About the Author

Doug Lowe is the Information Technology Director for a civil engineering firm in California. He has been managing networks for more than 25 years and has written 50+ technology books, including Networking All-in-One For Dummies, 3rd Edition and PowerPoint 2007 For Dummies.

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Computers in business environments become exponentially helpful and critical for daily operations when they are linked together in local area networks (LANs) that enable co-workers to share files, Internet access and valuable resources like printers and plotters. Building a network of IBM-compatible PCs requires careful strategic planning, and Networking for Dummies, Fourth Edition, will help you sort out the technical details as painlessly as possible.

This book helps you figure out whether you need a LAN at all--the author isn't shy about recommending simpler solutions such as printer switches--and then helps you get everything hooked up. Mainly, Lowe describes LANs in an accurate and comprehensive, though somewhat generic, way.

Once it has been determined that you need a network operating system, Lowe describes the characteristics of several good ones (including NetWare 4.2, NetWare 5, Windows NT 4, and LANtastic). He also explains network architectures, cabling systems and security issues. New to this edition is information on transforming your LAN into an intranet by adapting internal protocols to Internet standards. There is lots of solid information on troubleshooting and optimising performance too.

Much of the valuable information in Networking for Dummies comes in the form of scenarios. Lowe uses short situations and explains, specifically, what networking hardware and software will be required or beneficial. Find a story that matches your situation and you'll be in business. --David Wall --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

From the Back Cover

Need to build a network or use one? No idea where to start? Start here! So you want to use a network — or worse, someone wants you to set up one. Here′s just what you need to know in a language you can understand, even if you don′t own a pocket protector. Find out what a network is, how to take advantage of what it offers, what you need to build and manage one, and how to keep your network (and the stuff on it) safe. Just the facts — for users only, here′s the scoop on networks, how to use one, and how it makes life easier Getting started — find out how to plan a network and what hardware and software you need to set one up More techie stuff — what network builders need to know about TCP/IP, DHCP, and DNS I′ll be your server — learn about setting up a server, configuring Windows clients, and going wireless Hooking up — connect your network to the Internet and set up a firewall Going mobile — explore the unique factors that affect network access via iPhones, BlackBerry devices, and other smartphones Network management — learn to keep your network secure and your users happy Those other guys — discover how to network Macs and PCs or set up a Linux network Open the book and find: How to share files, printers, and databases An overview of network parts Network troubleshooting tips What a network administrator has to do Security advice for mobile devices on your network How to set up an e–mail server Advice for a backup plan Basic network maintenance tips

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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent! 15 April 2013
By Joe
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This book is an excellent guide for anyone who wants to start their career in networking. I would definitely recommend this book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good reference book for your collection... 22 Aug 2013
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Although I had already built a home network, I wish I had this book first. It would've saved me a lot of "difficult-learned" mistakes. Now that my job has "shifted" to include networking, remote access, etc. - decided I needed a good reference book on the subject. Since I chose to invest in this of my own accord, I didn't want to spring for the "latest and greatest" networking book. This filled my needs nicely at a very good price, as it is not "the latest". Though I am not comparing it here to other networking books, to me it was worth every penny I spent. I like to have a few "real" print reference books like this around when "the network is down" and trying to use 4G on a 4" LCD display of a cell phone for help doesn't cut it <grin>.
5.0 out of 5 stars Good book 29 May 2013
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Haven't read all of these book but it does explain this well. Dummmies book are usually always great reads haven't been disappointed yet.
4.0 out of 5 stars good book 9 Feb 2013
By Michael A. Manghera - Published on
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only wish there was more on setup and using VPN. Also maybe something more on printing on remote printers via internet.
5.0 out of 5 stars Thank you very much. Love the book! 8 Dec 2012
By Steven Hankins - Published on
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Love the book. It is very helpful. I will use it as a wonderful resource.
would purchase again and again.
4.0 out of 5 stars Straight to the point 19 Oct 2012
By Samia - Published on
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For those that does not have a clue about a computer network or are not 100% sure about your skills, that's the book. It goes Straight to the point. You don't have to read it cover to cover, instead you may pick a theme and learn it. It is usefull for Engineers, IT professionals, Doctors, teenagers, ... anyone how wants to learn the basics, which is by the way, most of the work needed quite often.
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