The #1 bestselling beginner's guide to computer networking—now in a new edition Need networking know-how, but don't know where to turn? Run—don't walk—to the no-nonsense networking guidance offered in this friendly guide! Whether you're a networking administrator or an everyday computer user looking to set up a network in your home or office, Networking For Dummies seamlessly gets you connected with the basics and gives you the knowledge to work out whatever kinks may come your way—in no time. A network can make everything in your home or office run more smoothly and easily, but setting one up can be challenging for even the most computer-savvy people. Well, relax—this bestselling guide has you covered! Inside, you'll find step-by-step instructions on setting up and maintaining a network, working with broadband and wireless technologies, ensuring you're following best practices with storage and back-up procedures, building a wired or wireless network, and much more. Set up a network for all major operating systems Secure, optimize, and troubleshoot your network Create an intranet and use the Cloud safely Make sense of the latest updates to Windows 10 Don't let a thorny networking issue get the best of you! Heed the simple guidance in this friendly guide and effectively network your way to more effective shared data and resources.
Wireless home networks are better than ever! The emergence of new industry standards has made them easier, more convenient, less expensive to own and operate. Still, you need to know what to look for (and look out for), and the expert guidance you’ll find in Wireless Home Networks For Dummies, 3rd Edition helps you ensure that your wire-free life is also a hassle-free life! This user-friendly, plain-English guide delivers all of the tips, tricks, and knowledge you need to plan your wireless home network, evaluate and select the equipment that will work best for you, install and configure your wireless network, and much more. You’ll find out how to share your Internet connection over your network, as well as files, printers, and other peripherals. And, you’ll learn how to avoid the “gotchas” that can creep in when you least expect them. Discover how to: Choose the right networking equipment Install and configure your wireless network Integrate Bluetooth into your network Work with servers, gateways, routers, and switches Connect audiovisual equipment to your wireless network Play wireless, multiuser computer games Establish and maintain your network’s security Troubleshoot networking problems Improve network performance Understand 802.11n Whether you’re working with Windows PCs, Mac OS X machines, or both Wireless Home Networking For Dummies, 3rd Edition, makes it fast and easy to get your wireless network up and running—and keep it that way!
Sounds pretty impressive, doesn't it—your own home network. Should you have one? Are they hard to set up? How would it help? Are home networks more vulnerable to security risks? If you've asked yourself any of these questions, this updated Third Edition of Home Networking For Dummies is exactly what you need. Home networks aren't just for people with home-based businesses. With a home network, you can Begin a project on one computer and finish it on another Connect desktop and laptop computers so you can take your work with you Share printers and Internet connections Control access to files Set up security to protect all the computers on the network And on top of all that, you get to be the network administrator! If you have more than one computer in your household, Kathy Ivens, author of Home Networking For Dummies, Third Edition, believes it only makes sense for you to have a home network. It's efficient and it makes files easier to organize and manage. But as impressive as "home network" sounds, installing and maintaining one doesn’t have to be complicated— this book makes it easy. In the For Dummies straightforward style, Kathy shows you step by step how to Plan your network, buy the right hardware at the right price, install it, and configure computer sharing Decide on the best places to put the different computers in your home Piggyback on existing home wiring like telephone and electric lines Install and troubleshoot wireless connections Set up each computer to share some things and keep others private Manage users and user profiles Install firewalls, work with the Windows XP SP2 Security Center, keep virus protection updated, and develop a disaster recovery plan Maintain your network for optimum performance Kathy Ivens is Senior Contributing Editor for Windows & .NET Magazine and a consultant who has installed plenty of networks. She knows what to look for and how to help you put together exactly what you need. This edition of Home Networking For Dummies includes the most up-to-date information to help you become the administrator of your very own home network without acquiring one more gray hair.
Grow your business, build your career, find more customers, andbuild a valuable support network of likeminded business people. Networking is a crucial skill for all professionals and businessowners. Quite simply, it’s a fast and effective way to buildyour business or career - and excellent networking skills will setyou apart from the competition. Business Networking ForDummies shows you how to get the most out of networking -both online and offline. With Business Networking ForDummies, you’ll learn to: Use business networking to grow and develop your business Find the right platform or platforms to build your own networkand ‘assemble your crowd’ Pitch yourself and your business with confidence Get the most out of face-to-face networking events - includingvaluable tips on presentation skills and sound bites! Join up your ‘real life’ and online networking Measure your networking success Follow up with new contacts successfully “This is a cornerstone book for anyone involved in runninga smaller business and wishing to deploy networking as an enquirysource. It is clear, concise and provides a complete education forsucceeding in, what is for some, a difficult environment." Ben Kench, Leading UK sales trainer and business growthspecialist "I’ve read this entire book from start to finish and soshould you because, when you know what you’re doing, businessnetworking does work, and by following the blueprint thatStef has set down for you: first you’ll learn, thenyou’ll earn.” Brad Burton, Managing Director, 4Networking Ltd.
Are you putting your best foot forward in meetings? Are you connecting with the right people at functions? Throughout your life, you will find yourself in situations where professional networking will help you get to where you want to go. Whatever your strengths or weaknesses are, you can always improve your networking skills, and Professional Networking For Dummies can show you how. Whether you feel ineffective at connecting with others or just want to become a better networker than you are today, Professional Networking For Dummies can help you develop great people skills. Professional Networking For Dummies explores the essential techniques of networking to get you meeting and greeting in no time. It will help you get into the networking mindset and avoid such self-defeating traps as expecting immediate returns or turning off new potential colleagues. You’ll also discover how to overcome inhibitions, make small talk, and meet new contacts. Plus, you ’ll find special information on networking tools and technology, such as networking clubs, using voice and e-mail, Internet networking, and more. Through these pages you’ll find out how to: Maximize your relationships Expand your circle of influence through networking events Network in the corporate world, your community, and in your personal life Develop lifelong career-building habits Build and maintain your network Networking is a universal principle of giving and receiving—a lifestyle rather than a technique. Professional Networking for Dummies can help you build lasting, powerful relationships, both in and out of the office. From using business cards properly to networking your way into a new job, this friendly guide is your tick to personal and professional success.
The bestselling guide for network administrators, fully updated for Windows 8 If you're responsible for a network, large or small, this book is your one-stop resource for all the essential details you need to know. Fully updated to cover Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012, it features the latest on broadband technologies, storage, backup procedures, and all the current networking trends. Nine handy minibooks cover the basics, building a network, administration and security, TCP/IP and the Internet, wireless networking, mobile networking, Windows Server 2012, using other Windows servers, and managing Linux systems. A proven bestseller, with more than 111,000 copies sold in four previous editions Written by veteran IT expert Doug Lowe, who has more than 50 technology books to his credit Provides one-stop shopping for everything networking professionals need to keep large or small networks functioning efficiently Updated with the latest information on building and administering a network, security, wireless and mobile networking, using Windows servers, working with Linux systems, and much more Networking All-in-One For Dummies, 5th Edition provides what network administrators need to know in a handy, easy-to-use reference.
If you’ve been charged with setting up storage area networks for your company, learning how SANs work and managing data storage problems might seem challenging. Storage Area Networks For Dummies, 2nd Edition comes to the rescue with just what you need to know. Whether you already a bit SAN savvy or you’re a complete novice, here’s the scoop on how SANs save money, how to implement new technologies like data de-duplication, iScsi, and Fibre Channel over Ethernet, how to develop SANs that will aid your company’s disaster recovery plan, and much more. For example, you can: Understand what SANs are, whether you need one, and what you need to build one Learn to use loops, switches, and fabric, and design your SAN for peak performance Create a disaster recovery plan with the appropriate guidelines, remote site, and data copy techniques Discover how to connect or extend SANs and how compression can reduce costs Compare tape and disk backups and network vs. SAN backup to choose the solution you need Find out how data de-duplication makes sense for backup, replication, and retention Follow great troubleshooting tips to help you find and fix a problem Benefit from a glossary of all those pesky acronyms From the basics for beginners to advanced features like snapshot copies, storage virtualization, and heading off problems before they happen, here’s what you need to do the job with confidence!
You’ve probably heard the expression, “It’s timeto cut the cord.” Well, it may be time to “cut thecables” at your office and free yourself from your desk andcomputer. Wireless networks are the waves of thefuture—literally. Wireless Networks For Dummies guidesyou from design through implementation to ongoing protection ofyour system and your information so you can: Remain connected to the office in airports and hotels Access the Internet and other network resources in thelunchroom, conference room, or anywhere there’s an accesspoint Use your PDA or laptop to query your database from thewarehouse or the boardroom Check e-mail wirelessly when you’re on the road Get rid of the cable clutter in your office Wireless Networks For Dummies was coauthored by Barry D.Lewis, CISSP, and Peter T. Davis, who also coauthored ComputerSecurity For Dummies. Barry Lewis is president of aninformation security consulting firm and an internationally knownleader of security seminars. Peter Davis is founder of a firmspecializing in the security, audit, and control of information.Together, they cut through the cables, clutter, and confusion andhelp you: Get off to a quick start and get mobile with IrDA (InfraredData Association) and Bluetooth Perform a site survey and select the right standard, mode,access point, channel and antenna Check online to verify degree of interoperability of devicesfrom various vendors Install clients and set up roaming Combat security threats such as war driving, jamming,hijacking, and man-in-the-middle attacks Implement security and controls such as MAC (Media AccessControl) and protocol filtering, WEP (Wireless Equivalent Privacy),WPA, (Wi-Fi Protected Access), EAP (Extensible AuthenticationProtocol), and VPN (Virtual Private Network) Set up multiple access points to form a larger wirelessnetwork Complete with suggestions of places to get connected, Web siteswhere you can get more information, tools you can use to monitorand improve security, and more, Wireless Networks ForDummies helps you pull the plug and go wireless!
Explains how to set up and use a computer network, including installing network hardware, configuring client computers, security, firewalls and virus protection, using FTP, wireless networking, and troubleshooting.
Become a cyber-hero - know the common wireless weaknesses "Reading a book like this one is a worthy endeavor towardbecoming an experienced wireless security professional." --Devin Akin - CTO, The Certified Wireless Network Professional(CWNP) Program Wireless networks are so convenient - not only for you, but alsofor those nefarious types who'd like to invade them. The only wayto know if your system can be penetrated is to simulate an attack.This book shows you how, along with how to strengthen any weakspots you find in your network's armor. Discover how to: Perform ethical hacks without compromising a system Combat denial of service and WEP attacks Understand how invaders think Recognize the effects of different hacks Protect against war drivers and rogue devices