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Company just hooked you up to a network and you’re wonderingwhat the heck you’re supposed to do with it? Tired of burningspreadsheets onto CDs just so you can share them with coworkers,and you’re wondering what it’ll take to set up anetwork in your organization? Been tasked with setting up a networkand you don’t have a clue about where to begin? Don’tfret, you’ll find all the answers you’re looking for inNetworking for Dummies.

Written for even the most network-shy novice, it begins with themost basic of basics—“A network is nothing more thantwo or more computers connected by a cable (or wireless adapter) sothat they can share information”—and progresses throughall the essentials, from cables, routers and hubs to building awireless network. In clear, simple language, peppered with enoughwry quips and jabs at the cult of IT to make it fun, Doug Lowewalks 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 extensiveupdates on the latest networking tools and trends—includingnew Windows Vista and Server 2003 R2—the latest broadbandoptions, new storage and back-ups, and an all new-chapter on VoIPand Internet telephony.

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