Download Networking with Microsoft Windows Vista : your guide to easy by Paul McFedries PDF

By Paul McFedries

Your consultant to effortless and safe home windows Vista Networking is an entire beginner’s consultant to making, configuring, administering, and utilizing a small community utilizing home windows Vista desktops. within you’ll locate accomplished assurance of networking undefined, together with Ethernet (wired) (from NICs to cables to switches to routers) and instant Hardware--from instant NICs to entry issues to diversity extenders.


We contain convenient “buyer’s courses” that inform you tips to make clever offerings while buying community undefined. With in hand, we then aid you roll up your shirtsleeves and positioned every thing jointly, together with configuring a router, laying cable, and connecting the units. subsequent, we then assist you wrangle with home windows Vista’s networking positive aspects. those suggestions comprise utilizing the community and Sharing middle, coping with stressed out and instant connections, gaining access to shared community assets, sharing neighborhood assets at the community, and dealing with community records offline. And while you're a song and video aficionado, we’ve acquired you coated with a distinct bankruptcy that exhibits you simply tips to manage a networked Vista laptop as your electronic media hub!


No networking booklet will be entire with out huge assurance of safeguard concerns that have an effect on someone hooked up to the net. We help you safe each one machine, safe your international networking settings, and batten down your instant connections. The final a part of the e-book comprises intermediate networking initiatives resembling

making distant connections, tracking the community, troubleshooting community difficulties, and developing Vista’s integrated net server and FTP server.


•    now not is networking an issue that basically geeks have to comprehend.

If you will have even one computing device on the web or in case you use instant

in your house or workplace, you wish this book!

•    wide insurance that exhibits you what gear to

buy and the way to set it up!

•    effortless to stick to buyer’s publications that permit somebody to make shrewdpermanent

and expert offerings whilst buying networking hardware.

•    whole and finished assurance of home windows Vista’s

networking features.

•    Thwart hackers, crackers, thieves and different web malefactors

by following our effortless to appreciate chapters on security!

•    Loaded with counsel, methods, and shortcuts to make networking more straightforward

and extra secure.

•    Chock filled with real-world examples and community configurations that

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A longerterm solution is to set up and connect to an infrastructure wireless network, which requires an extra device called a wireless access point (AP). 6. 5 Examples of wireless APs. 6 Add a wireless AP to create an infrastructure wireless network. 11 standard that’s compatible with all of your wireless NICs. 11g. 11b/g. 11g.

11a/b/g devices. org for more information. With Wi-Fi RF signals extending about 115 feet (and weaker signals extend even farther), you won’t be surprised to learn that wireless communication is possible over a reasonably long distance. In your home or small office, this means that your wireless network is probably available outside the building, which is why you need to pay extra attention to wireless security. ➔ 43 Wireless security is such an important topic that I devote an entire chapter to it later in the book; see “Implementing Wireless Security,” p.

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