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Networking For Dummies

Author: Doug Lowe

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118474120

Category: Computers

Page: 456

View: 1341

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.

Home Networking For Dummies

Author: Kathy Ivens

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470144800

Category: Computers

Page: 338

View: 5081

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!

Networking For Dummies

Author: Doug Lowe

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118051009

Category: Computers

Page: 432

View: 928

Company just hooked you up to a network and you’re wondering what the heck you’re supposed to do with it? Tired of burning spreadsheets onto CDs just so you can share them with coworkers, and you’re wondering what it’ll take to set up a network in your organization? Been tasked with setting up a network and you don’t have a clue about where to begin? Don’t fret, you’ll find all the answers you’re looking for in Networking for Dummies. Written for even the most network-shy novice, it begins with the most basic of basics—“A network is nothing more than two or more computers connected by a cable (or wireless adapter) so that they can share information”—and progresses through all the essentials, from cables, routers and hubs to building a wireless network. In clear, simple language, peppered with enough wry quips and jabs at the cult of IT to make it fun, Doug Lowe walks you through: What a network is and how to use it How to build a wired or wireless network How to secure and optimize a network How to troubleshoot a network Safely connecting a network to the Internet Networking with all major operating systems This new edition of the bestselling guide features extensive updates on the latest networking tools and trends—including new Windows Vista and Server 2003 R2—the latest broadband options, new storage and back-ups, and an all new-chapter on VoIP and Internet telephony.

Wireless Home Networking For Dummies

Author: Danny Briere,Hurley,Edward Ferris

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118052457

Category: Computers

Page: 408

View: 8858

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!

Business Networking For Dummies

Author: Stefan Thomas

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111883335X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 312

View: 9481

A practical, easy-to-use resource to get you networking with confidence in no time. From the basic of networking for business owners, job seekers and sales professionals, to personal branding and using social media, Thomas covers the different aspects of networking, and includes tips on measuring your success.

Networking All-in-One Desk Reference For Dummies

Author: Doug Lowe

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 047033388X

Category: Computers

Page: 876

View: 7767

Networking All-in-One For Dummies

Author: Doug Lowe

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118381009

Category: Computers

Page: 912

View: 1437

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.

Hacking Wireless Networks For Dummies

Author: Kevin Beaver,Peter T. Davis

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118084926

Category: Computers

Page: 384

View: 9188

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

Network Security For Dummies

Author: Chey Cobb

Publisher: For Dummies

ISBN: 9780764516795

Category: Computers

Page: 408

View: 7865

CNN is reporting that a vicious new virus is wreaking havoc on theworld’s computer networks. Somebody’s hacked one ofyour favorite Web sites and stolen thousands of credit cardnumbers. The FBI just released a new report on computer crimethat’s got you shaking in your boots. The experts will tellyou that keeping your network safe from the cyber-wolves howlingafter your assets is complicated, expensive, and best left to them.But the truth is, anybody with a working knowledge of networks andcomputers can do just about everything necessary to defend theirnetwork against most security threats. Network Security For Dummies arms you with quick, easy,low-cost solutions to all your network security concerns. Whetheryour network consists of one computer with a high-speed Internetconnection or hundreds of workstations distributed across dozens oflocations, you’ll find what you need to confidently: Identify your network’s security weaknesses Install an intrusion detection system Use simple, economical techniques to secure your data Defend against viruses Keep hackers at bay Plug security holes in individual applications Build a secure network from scratch Leading national expert Chey Cobb fills you in on the basics ofdata security, and he explains more complex options you can use tokeep your network safe as your grow your business. Among otherthings, you’ll explore: Developing risk assessments and security plans Choosing controls without breaking the bank Anti-virus software, firewalls, intrusion detection systems andaccess controls Addressing Unix, Windows and Mac security issues Patching holes in email, databases, Windows Media Player,NetMeeting, AOL Instant Messenger, and other individualapplications Securing a wireless network E-Commerce security Incident response and disaster recovery Whether you run a storefront tax preparing business oryou’re the network administrator at a multinationalaccounting giant, your computer assets are your business. LetNetwork Security For Dummies provide you with provenstrategies and techniques for keeping your precious assetssafe.

Wireless Networks For Dummies

Author: Barry D. Lewis,Peter T. Davis

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780764579776

Category: Computers

Page: 408

View: 3718

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!

Professional Networking For Dummies

Author: Donna Fisher

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118069544

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 336

View: 5131

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.

Virtual Private Networks For Dummies

Author: Mark S. Merkow

Publisher: For Dummies

ISBN: 9780764505904

Category: Computers

Page: 346

View: 9301

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.

Networking For Dummies, 8Th Ed

Author: Doug Lowe

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9788126519194

Category:

Page: 432

View: 3585

As one Amazon reader describes it: This book starts off with the most basic of descriptions: A network is nothing more than two or more computers connected by a cable (or wireless adapter) so that they can share information. From there it goes on to talk about how to set a network up. It's intended for the complete beginner and talks about things like cables, routers, hubs and so on in a simple and clear language interspersed with enough humor to keep you from going to sleep... 50% or more of the content will be new. Changes include: updates on the latest trends in networking, updates to Windows through VISTA and Windows Server 2003 R2, updated coverage of broadband technologies, storage and back-up, and a new chapter on VoIP. Extensive changes to organization to suit the maturing market.

Getting a Networking Job For Dummies

Author: Lawrence C. Miller

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119015944

Category: Computers

Page: 336

View: 3436

Ready to get started in an exciting and rewarding computer networking career? Great! Not sure where to begin? No problem! These days, networking can be a complicated industry, and knowing the right steps to take in order to put yourself in the position you want can make all the difference. Inside this book in the "How to Get a Job" Dummies series, we do our best to highlight - in plain English - each of these steps, putting you on the path to landing that dream networking job. Open the book and you'll find: Understanding networking roles Education, training and certifications Understanding the OSI 7-Layer Model Branding yourself for your dream career Creating a winning resume Getting attention with your cover letter Nailing the interview Succeeding in the first 90 days Humorous, practical and packed with authoritative information, How to Get a Networking Job For Dummies is your go-to handbook for landing a sought-after computer networking position.

Storage Area Networks For Dummies

Author: Christopher Poelker,Alex Nikitin

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470385138

Category: Computers

Page: 456

View: 9940

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!

Network Marketing For Dummies

Author: Zig Ziglar,John P. Hayes

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118069382

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 408

View: 9859

Network marketing has helped people all over the world achieve financial independence—and it can help you do the same. As a profession, network marketing invites all people, regardless of gender, experience, education, or financial status, to jump on board and build a satisfying and potentially lucrative business. If you want to improve your current financial situation and are ready to become your own boss, then networking marketing is the way to go. Whether you want to work full-time or part-time; whether you dream of earning a few hundred dollars a month or thousands of dollars a month, Network Marketing For Dummies can show you how to get started in this business within a matter of days. If you’re currently involved in network marketing, this book is also valuable as both a reference source and a refresher course. Network marketing is a system for distributing goods and services through networks of thousands of independent salespeople, or distributors. With Network Marketi ng For Dummies as your guide, you’ll become familiar with this system and figure out how to build revenue, motivate your distributors, evaluate opportunities, and grab the success you deserve in this field. You’ll explore important topics, such as setting up a database of prospects and creating loyal customers. You’ll also discover how to: Get set up as a distributor Develop a comprehensive marketing plan Recruit, train, and motivate your network Maximize downline income Take your marketing and sales skills to a higher level Cope with taxes and regulations Avoid common pitfalls Packed with tips on overcoming common start-up hurdles as well as stories from more than fifty successful network marketers, Network Marketing For Dummies will show you how to approach this opportunity so that you can begin to build a successful and satisfying business of your own.

Cisco Networking All-in-One For Dummies

Author: Edward Tetz

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111813785X

Category: Computers

Page: 720

View: 7069

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.

Network Access Control For Dummies

Author: Jay Kelley,Rich Campagna,Denzil Wessels

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470501340

Category: Computers

Page: 384

View: 2236

Cisco Networking For Dummies

Author: Ron Gilster

Publisher: For Dummies

ISBN: 9780764516689

Category: Computers

Page: 456

View: 9846

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.

CCNA Certification All-In-One For Dummies

Author: Silviu Angelescu

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470635926

Category: Computers

Page: 1008

View: 7088

A complete preparation guide for the entry-level networking CCNA certification If you're planning to advance your career by taking the all-important Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA), this is the study guide you need! Seven minibooks cover all the concepts and topics on which you'll be tested, covering the latest version of the exam. Each part of the exam is covered thoroughly in its own section, so you can readily find the information you want to study. Plenty of review questions help you prepare, and the companion CD-ROM includes the highly rated Dummies Test Engine so you can test your progress with questions based on exam content. The Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) is the entry-level certification for network professionals Seven minibooks in this guide cover Secure Device Manager, Virtual Private Networks, IPv6, 2960 Switches, Cisco Network Assistant, Advanced EIGRP and OSPF, and Introduction to Wireless Networks Covers the latest version of the exam, including the new voice, security and wireless components added in 2008 Packed with review questions to help you prepare Includes more security and troubleshooting information CD-ROM includes the popular Dummies Test Engine, an exclusive, fully customizable test-prep software package that features twice as many sample questions as the previous version CCNA Certification All-In-One For Dummies is the preparation guide you need to earn your CCNA certification. Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.

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