Networking For Dummies, 10th Edition
By Doug Lowe
Publisher: Wiley / For Dummies
Final Release Date: March 2013
Pages: 456

Learn to:

  • Build and use a wired or wireless network
  • Set up a network for all major operating systems, including Windows 8
  • Safely connect your network to the Internet
  • Secure, optimize, and troubleshoot your network

Need networking know-how? From getting started to network management, here's the scoop

A network can make everything in your office easier, except the part about setting one up. Well, relax — this book has that covered! If you're just finding out what a server is, start with Part I. Setup instructions are in Parts II and III. Need to learn about using the cloud, network security, or virtualization? It's all in Parts IV through VI!

  • Networking 101 — find everything a network newbie needs to know about day-to-day network use without tackling the technical stuff
  • Setup steps — learn to build a network, from choosing the operating system to installing the cable and configuring server computers
  • Make mine mobile — explore cloud computing and learn to incorporate smartphones and tablets into your network
  • Toughen it up — strengthen your network to fend off infiltrators and harden it against viruses and spyware
  • Network maintenance — discover how to make backups, enhance network performance, and keep your network running smoothly
  • Virtual savings — see how virtualization can help you avoid buying additional server computers
  • The other guys — learn how to set up a network using Linux computers or Macs

Open the book and find:

  • The many advantages of a network
  • All about TCP/IP and IP addresses
  • Tips on configuring Windows clients
  • Everything you need to know about wireless
  • Advice on managing user accounts
  • Security considerations for mobile devices on your network
  • Backup methods and how to choose one
  • Ten things to keep in your closet
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