CNET Do-It-Yourself Home Networking Projects

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McGraw Hill Professional, Jan 3, 2008 - Technology & Engineering - 173 pages

Set up a high-speed home network

Network the computers and peripheral devices in your home or small office with the fun and practical projects packed inside this hands-on guide. Produced in conjunction with, the place you go for the latest in tech and consumer electronics, this book shows you how to create a wired or wireless network so you can share files, printers, and other resources. You'll also learn to set up a server and secure and expand your network.

Inside, you'll find 24 self-contained projects, step-by-step instructions, a list of tools needed at the beginning of each project, and hundreds of clear photos and screenshots. CNET Do-It-Yourself Home Networking Projects takes you from beginning through advanced tasks with ease!

  • Control other PCs remotely
  • Share network storage without a server
  • Set up a webcam server
  • Enable and share a cellular data connection
  • Watch live TV from anywhere via a Sling Media bridge
  • Integrate IM and VoIP applications into your network
  • Run your own PC weather station
  • Connect TiVo to your home network

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Page 155 - Windows can help you connect to a shared network Folder and assign a drive letter to the connection so that you can access the folder using My Computer. Specify the drive letter for the connection and the folder that you want to connect to; Example: \\server\share 0 Reconnect at logon Connect using a different user name.
Page 21 - If this printer is shared with users running different versions of Windows, you may want to install additional drivers, so that the users do not have to find the print driver when they connect to the shared printer.
Page 22 - Figure 14-19Specify a Printer If you don't know the name or address of the printer, you can search for a printer that meets your needs. What printer do you want to connect to?
Page 22 - Automatically detect and install my Plug and Play printer OA network printer, or a printer attached to another computer To set up a network printer that is not attached to a print server, use the "Local printer
Page 18 - To share this folder with both network users and other users of this computer, select the first check box below and type a share name.
Page 22 - The wizard needs to know which type of printer to set up. Select the option that describes the printer you want to use...
Page 18 - To share this folder with other users of this computer only, drag it to the Shared Documents folder. To make this folder and its subfolders private so that only you have access, select the following check box. this folder p.
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Page 32 - Format Partition To store data on this partition, you must format it first. Choose whether you want to format this partition, and if so, what settings you want to use...
Page 81 - Computer Name Changes You can change the name and the membership of this computer. Changes may affect access to network resources. Computer name...

About the author (2008)

Jim Aspinwall is the author of six books covering topics from introduction to PCs through troubleshooting, configuration references, wireless networking, and PC hacking and mods.

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