SOHO Networking A Guide to Installing a Small-Office/Home-Office Network

ISBN-10: 0130473316

ISBN-13: 9780130473318

Edition: 2003

Authors: Peter Moulton

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This book covers selection and installation of all components of a network: hardware(cards, routers, servers), cabling, and operating system software(Windows, Netware and Unix). There is an entire section devoted to wireless networking technologies(esp 802.11b and a) and the components used in a wireless network. Moulton demonstrates how to use a SOHO local area network to share high speed Internet access among all networked PCs or Hosts. This section includes coverage of how to install and configure a router. Other festures include major coverage of security: virus and worm programs, and regular and personal firewalls such as Black Ice Defender and Norton Personal Firewall. Also covered is VoIP telephony - this can help a small office save PBX costs by sending calls over the Internet. Given the number of professionals working full-time or part-time from home, a book was needed which described how to select and configure hardware and software components to support disk, printer and Internet connection sharing in both wired and wireless networks. That book is SoHo Networking.
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Book details

List price: $29.99
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 10/4/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 464
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.936

Introduction
SOHO LANs
SOHO LANs Defined
SOHO LAN Components
Small SOHO Peer-to-Peer LANs
Larger Small-Office Client/Server LANs
SOHO LAN Technologies
SOHO LAN Applications
Book Objectives
Who Needs This Book
What This Book Covers
Summary
Key Technical Terms
Review Questions
SOHO Network Uses/Applications
Basic Networking Applications
Disk Sharing
File Level Access Control or File Sharing
Printer Sharing
Internet Access
Cable Modems
Digital Subscriber Line (DSL)
Web Serving
Internet Information Services
FrontPage
Intranet and Internet Publishing
Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) Telephony
TCP/IP
VoIP
Telecommuting
Virtual Private Networks (VPN)
Remote Access Server (RAS)
Host Network Access
General Networking Approaches
Home Wiring
Universal Serial Bus (USB) Networking
Ethernet
Wireless Networking
Our Networking Focus
Summary
Key Technical Terms
Review Questions
Networking Components
Windows Networking Model
Networking Hardware
Network Interface Cards
Hubs
Switches
Cable/DSL Modem Routers
Servers
Redundant Array of Independent Disks (RAID) Servers
Cabling
General Cabling Schemes
Wiring Categories
CAT-3 Cabling
CAT-5 Cabling
Beyond CAT-5 Cabling
Software
Peer-to-Peer
Client/Server
Summary
Key Technical Terms
Review Questions
Installing and Configuring a Basic LAN
Installing LAN Cabling
General Cabling Tasks
Home-Office LAN Cabling
Small-Office LAN Cabling
Installing a Hub
Installing a Switch
Linking Hubs and Switches
Hub and Switching Hierarchy
Ethernet Cable Configuration
Building and Testing a Cable
Manufactured Patch Cables
Installing Network Interface Cards
Network Interface Card Types
NIC Driver Program
Installing Drivers
Upgrading Drivers
Configuring Windows Software
Selecting and Configuring a Protocol
Disk Sharing Configuration
Client/Server Configuration
Summary
Key Technical Terms
Review Questions
Wireless Networking
Wireless LAN Technologies and Standards
IEEE Wireless Specifications
Bluetooth
Coverage and Penetration
Wireless Networking Components
Wireless Access Point
Wireless NICs
Installing a Wireless LAN
Ad-Hoc Mode
Infrastructure Mode
Point-to-Point Mode
Point-to-Multipoint Mode
Wireless Access Point Installation
Wireless NICs
Security
Wireless LAN Operation
Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing
Summary
Key Technical Terms
Review Questions
Internet Access
Connecting to the Internet
Cable Modems
Digital Subscriber Lines
ISDN
Other
Internet Connection Sharing
Windows Internet Connection Sharing (WICS)
Routers
Firewalls
Windows Internet Connection Firewall (WICF)
Proxy Servers
Network Address Translation
Installing and Configuring a Cable Modem/DSL Router
Installing a Router
Configuring the Router Software
Summary
Key Technical Terms
Review Questions
Networking for Telecommuting
Telecommuting System Configuration
Central Site Configuration
SOHO Configurations
Configuring SOHO Telecommuting Software
Video Teleconferencing
PC Components
Server Connections
PC to PC Connections
Telecommuting Administration
Telecommuting Enterprise Self Determination
Establishing a Telecommuting Program
Telecommuting Policy
Setting up a Telecommuter
Summary
Key Technical Terms
Review Questions
SOHO Network Security
Network Security Threats
Virus Programs
Worm Programs
Trojan Programs
Spyware
Cookies
Virus Costs and Prevention
Denial of Service (DoS)
Disgruntled Employees
Network Security Measures
Virus Scanning Programs
Windows Update
Firewalls
SOHO Security Administration
Summary
Key Technical Terms
Review Questions
VoIP Networking
VoIP SOHO Network Application Config
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