Networking For Dummies

Author: Doug Lowe
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781119257776
Release Date: 2016-05-06
Genre: Computers

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.

Home Networking For Dummies

Author: Kathy Ivens
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470144807
Release Date: 2007-06-18
Genre: Computers

Having a network in your home increases work efficiency and minimizes confusion. If you want to set up a network in your home but you’re not quite sure where to start, then Home Networking for Dummies makes it easy for you to become your household’s network administrator. Now fully updated with information on the newest technology in networking available, this quick and to-the-point walkthrough will show you how to install Web connections in your entire home, whether by wires, cables, or WiFi. This resourceful guide illustrates: Planning and installing your network The differences between Ethernet cable, phone lines, and wireless technology Configuring computer sharing Setting up and managing users Installing, managing, and troubleshooting the network printer Understanding UNC format, mapping drives, and traveling on the network Working with remote files Securing your network from viruses, spyware, and other baddies Along with the basics, this book introduces fun ways to use your network, including sharing music, keeping shopping lists, creating photo albums, setting up a family budget, and instant messaging. It also provides ways to keep your network safe for kids, such as talking to your child about the Internet, creating site filters, and ISP E-mail filtering features. With this trusty guide your home will be fully connected and you’ll be working more efficiently in no time!

Wireless Home Networking For Dummies

Author: Danny Briere
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118052455
Release Date: 2011-02-08
Genre: Computers

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!

Networking All in One For Dummies

Author: Doug Lowe
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118381007
Release Date: 2012-11-07
Genre: Computers

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.

Business Networking For Dummies

Author: Stefan Thomas
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118833346
Release Date: 2014-03-17
Genre: Business & Economics

Grow your business, build your career, find more customers, and build a valuable support network of likeminded business people. Networking is a crucial skill for all professionals and business owners. Quite simply, it’s a fast and effective way to build your business or career - and excellent networking skills will set you apart from the competition. Business Networking For Dummies shows you how to get the most out of networking - both online and offline. With Business Networking For Dummies, you’ll learn to: Use business networking to grow and develop your business Find the right platform or platforms to build your own network and ‘assemble your crowd’ Pitch yourself and your business with confidence Get the most out of face-to-face networking events - including valuable 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 running a smaller business and wishing to deploy networking as an enquiry source. It is clear, concise and provides a complete education for succeeding in, what is for some, a difficult environment." Ben Kench, Leading UK sales trainer and business growth specialist "I’ve read this entire book from start to finish and so should you because, when you know what you’re doing, business networking does work, and by following the blueprint that Stef has set down for you: first you’ll learn, then you’ll earn.” Brad Burton, Managing Director, 4Networking Ltd.

Professional Networking For Dummies

Author: Donna Fisher
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118069547
Release Date: 2011-05-04
Genre: Business & Economics

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.

Hacking Wireless Networks For Dummies

Author: Kevin Beaver
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118084922
Release Date: 2011-05-09
Genre: Computers

Become a cyber-hero - know the common wireless weaknesses "Reading a book like this one is a worthy endeavor toward becoming 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 also for those nefarious types who'd like to invade them. The only way to know if your system can be penetrated is to simulate an attack. This book shows you how, along with how to strengthen any weak spots 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

Virtual Private Networks For Dummies

Author: Mark S. Merkow
Publisher: For Dummies
ISBN: 0764505904
Release Date: 1999-11-25
Genre: Computers

Let’s face it: the information age makes dummies of us all at some point. One thing we can say for sure, though, about things related to the Internet is that their best strengths are often also their worst weaknesses. This goes for virtual private networks (VPNs). They may reach a wide base of customers – but can also be vulnerable to viruses, hackers, spoofers, and other shady online characters and entities. VPNs may allow for super-efficient communication between customer and company – but they rely on information which, if compromised, can cause huge losses. The Internet is still a frontier – sometimes so wide open it leaves us bewildered – and, like any frontier, the risks go hand in hand with potentially huge rewards. Virtual Private Networks for Dummies offers you a no-nonsense, practical guide to evaluating your company’s need for a VPN, understanding what it takes to implement one, and undertaking the challenging quest to set it up, make it work, and keep it safe. Whether you’re the resident expert leading the project team, or you just want to learn what makes e-commerce tick, this detailed, from-the-ground-up guide will soon have you comfortably conceptualizing: Security goals and strategies The evolution of VPNs Privacy in VPNs Extranets Remote-Access VPNs Funding Custom network solutions design Testing VPNs And more With new products and technologies offering supposedly revolutionary solutions to IT departments every day, this book focuses on the real world – you know, the one full of obstacles, mishaps, threats, delays, and errors – and gives you the background knowledge to make decisions for yourself about your VPN needs. Written with a dash of humor, Virtual Private Networks for Dummies contains both technical detail (standards, protocols, etc.) and more general concepts (such as conducting cost-benefit analyses). This clear, authoritative guide will have you securely and cost-effectively networking over the Internet in no time.

Storage Area Networks For Dummies

Author: Christopher Poelker
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470471344
Release Date: 2009-01-06
Genre: Computers

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!

Wireless Networks For Dummies

Author: Barry D. Lewis
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0764579770
Release Date: 2004-10-27
Genre: Computers

You’ve probably heard the expression, “It’s time to cut the cord.” Well, it may be time to “cut the cables” at your office and free yourself from your desk and computer. Wireless networks are the waves of the future—literally. Wireless Networks For Dummies guides you from design through implementation to ongoing protection of your system and your information so you can: Remain connected to the office in airports and hotels Access the Internet and other network resources in the lunchroom, conference room, or anywhere there’s an access point Use your PDA or laptop to query your database from the warehouse 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 Computer Security For Dummies. Barry Lewis is president of an information security consulting firm and an internationally known leader of security seminars. Peter Davis is founder of a firm specializing in the security, audit, and control of information. Together, they cut through the cables, clutter, and confusion and help you: Get off to a quick start and get mobile with IrDA (Infrared Data 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 devices from 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 Access Control) and protocol filtering, WEP (Wireless Equivalent Privacy), WPA, (Wi-Fi Protected Access), EAP (Extensible Authentication Protocol), and VPN (Virtual Private Network) Set up multiple access points to form a larger wireless network Complete with suggestions of places to get connected, Web sites where you can get more information, tools you can use to monitor and improve security, and more, Wireless Networks For Dummies helps you pull the plug and go wireless!

Home Networking Do It Yourself For Dummies

Author: Lawrence C. Miller
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118086562
Release Date: 2011-03-23
Genre: Computers

Step by step guide to connecting all your electronic devices into one network A home network allows you to share Internet connections, photos, video, music, game consoles, printers, and other electronic gadgets. This do-it-yourself guide shows you step by step how to create a wired or wireless network in your home. In the For Dummies tradition of making technology less intimidating, Home Networking Do-It-Yourself For Dummies breaks down the process into easy steps with clear instructions. Increasing broadband speeds, cellular technology, the explosive growth of iPhone sales, and the new Home Group feature in Windows 7 all contribute to a booming interest in home networking This step-by-step guide walks do-it-yourselfers through the process of setting up a wired or wireless network with Windows 7 and Windows Vista Demonstrates how to connect desktops or laptops, printers, a home server, a router, high-speed Internet access, a video game system, a telephone line, and entertainment peripherals Shows how to share files, music, and video, and connect to an iPhone Provides maintenance and troubleshooting tips Home Networking Do-It-Yourself For Dummies enables you to take advantage of everything a home network can offer without hiring a technology wizard.

Cisco Networking All in One For Dummies

Author: Edward Tetz
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118137857
Release Date: 2011-08-26
Genre: Computers

A helpful guide on all things Cisco Do you wish that the complex topics of routers, switches, and networking could be presented in a simple, understandable presentation? With Cisco Networking All-in-One For Dummies, they are! This expansive reference is packed with all the information you need to learn to use Cisco routers and switches to develop and manage secure Cisco networks. This straightforward-by-fun guide offers expansive coverage of Cisco and breaks down intricate subjects such as networking, virtualization, and database technologies into easily digestible pieces. Drills down complex subjects concerning Cisco networking into easy-to-understand, straightforward coverage Shares best practices for utilizing Cisco switches and routers to implement, secure, and optimize Cisco networks Reviews Cisco networking solutions and products, securing Cisco networks, and optimizing Cisco networks Details how to design and implement Cisco networks Whether you're new to Cisco networking products and services or an experienced professional looking to refresh your knowledge about Cisco, this For Dummies guide provides you with the coverage, solutions, and best practices you need.

Cisco Networking For Dummies

Author: Ron Gilster
Publisher: For Dummies
ISBN: 076451668X
Release Date: 2002-07-26
Genre: Computers

Cisco Systems, Inc., is the largest manufacturer of networking systems in the world. It dominates the router and switch market to the extent that Cisco routers and switches are considered by many networking professionals to set the standard for all other companies. Cisco routers, switches, and other equipment keep running without problems, are readily upgraded, are easily adapted to new network configurations, and are compatible with virtually every transport or access method. Cisco Networking For Dummies, 2nd Edition, presents the facts, concepts, processes, and applications that Cisco network administrators need to know in step-by-step lists, tables, figures, and text – without long explanations. This easy-to-understand guide covers Layering a Cisco network Transporting data over the Internetwork Routing and switching: inside and out Working with WAN technologies Designing your own network Working with firewalls, proxies, and other safety measures Implementing VPNs Certification candidates may find Cisco Networking For Dummies, 2nd Edition, to be an excellent study aid for preparing for the CCNA (Cisco Certified Networking Associate) or the CCDA (Cisco Certified Design Associate) exams. This thoroughly updated reference gets down to the serious business of Transporting on Layer 4 interface Wiring up a personal area network Flying fast with UDP Converting hexadecimal numbers Subnetting a Class A network Virtually segmenting the LAN Mapping IPs to DLCIs Working with IPX access lists Tunneling across the Internet Expert author (and natural comic) Ron Gilster (CCNA, A+, Network+, i-Net+, MBA, and AAGG) boasts decades of computing experience. He is the bestselling author of a number of career certification books, including A+ Certification For Dummies, Network+ Certification For Dummies, i-Net+ Certification For Dummies, Server+ Certification For Dummies, and CCNA For Dummies, plus several books on networking, the Internet, computer and information literacy, and programming.

MCSE Networking Essentials For Dummies

Author: Robert Aschermann
Publisher: For Dummies
ISBN: 0764506145
Release Date: 1999-06-11
Genre: Computers

Welcome to the best approach to certification. Author Robert Aschermann, a Microsoft Certified Trainer, has plans to help you fight the good fight in acing your Networking Essentials certification exam (70-058). MCSE Networking Essentials For Dummies, 2nd Edition, is the guide you need to help minimize your study time and maximize your test-taking skills en route to a certification victory. Packed with hundreds of test questions, this book prepares you in all areas of the test, including Networking Standards and Deployment; Selecting, Installing, and Troubleshooting Hardware and Media; and Installing and Troubleshooting Network Clients and Servers. The book's bonus CD-ROM offers excellent practice with the ...For Dummies test engine, yet still keeps things fun with the QuickLearn® sci-fi study game. There?s even an aid for a last minute DummiesCram®, with our concise cheat sheet, giving you a quick, portable networking overview. As if the For Dummies expertise wasn't enough, all information has also been reviewed by Sento Corporation for 100 percent accuracy, and any technical updates will be posted to our 100% Tech Check Page. Walk into the your exams with the confidence of knowing that you had the most accurate information available. Covers: Exam 070-058