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The Little Networking Book for Macintosh and Windows shows how anyone can be a network administrator in their own home. The highly-respected author explains how to connect your computers to increase your power, share an Internet access line, exchange files and email, and more. Practical explanations and helpful screenshots and illustrations will take the stress out of home networking.

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  • Copyright 1999
  • Dimensions: 7-1/2 X 9-1/4
  • Pages: 280
  • Edition: 1st
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  • ISBN-10: 0-201-35378-4
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-201-35378-5

With computer prices dropping to unprecedented lows and networking equipment becoming more affordable, home networking is the way of the future. The growth of two-computer families is expected to continue, and manufacturers like Intel are jumping on this growing trend. Still, the thought of setting up a home network can be enough to intimidate all but the most techno-savvy.

The Little Networking Book for Macintosh and Windows shows how anyone can be a network administrator in their own home. The highly-respected author explains how to connect your computers to increase your power, share an Internet access line, exchange files and email, and more. Practical explanations and helpful screenshots and illustrations will take the stress out of home networking.

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Table of Contents



1. What Makes a Network Work?

Network Nuts & Bolts. What a Network Can Do. What a Network Needs. At Least Two Computers. Network Hardware. Why You Don't Need a Server. Network Software. Your Network's Services. What a Network Costs. How to Make a Network



2. Connect the Computers.

Choose a Type of Network. Ethernet Networks. Fast Ethernet Networks. LocalTalk Networks. Alternative Network Types. Phone-Line Networks. Power-Line Networks. Wireless Networks. Planning and Installing an Ethernet Network. Getting the Hardware. Choosing Etheret Adapters. Choosing a Hub. Cables and Jacks Installing Network Adapters. Connecting the Computers. Installing a LocalTalk Network. Installing a Phone-Line, Power-Line, or Wireless Network



3. Set Up Your Windows Network Software.

Windows Networking Software. Plug and Play Software Installation. The Network Dialog Box . Configuring the Network Adapter. Adding a Network Adapter. Checking the Adapter Settings. Installing the Client Software. Checking the Client Settings. Choosing Protocols. Checking Installed Protocols. Adding Protocols. Configuring NetBEUI or IPX/SPX. Configuring TCP/IP for a Local Network. Naming the Computer



4. Set Up Your Mac Network Software.

Mac OS Network Software. Open Transport Software. Mac Network Protocols. Setting Up AppleTalk. Activating AppleTalk. Selecting the AppleTalk Connector. Naming Your Mac. Setting Up TCP/IP. IP Addresses. Activating TCP/IP. Creating a New Configuration. Selecting the TCP/IP Port. Specifying an IP Address. Switching TCP/IP Configurations. Work and Play



5. Share an Internet Connection.

What Does the Gateway Do?. Choosing an Internet Connection. Connecting via Regular Modem. Connecting via Cable Modem. Cable Modem Availability . The Cable Modem Connection. Connecting via ISDN. Connecting via DSL. Establishing an Internet Account. About Internet Gateways. Hardware Gateways. Software Gateways



6. Share Printers.

Types of Printers to Share. Getting Ready to Share a Printer. Setting Up a Local PC Printer for Sharing . Setting Up a Local Mac Printer for Sharing . Setting Up Independent Network Printers. Using Shared Printers from a PC . Connecting PCs to AppleTalk Printers. Using Shared Printers from a Macintosh. Connecting Macs to Shared PC Printers



7. Share Files with Others.

Sharing Files with Other Windows PCs. Installing the File Sharing Service. Setting Access Control. Selecting Folders to Share. Monitoring Shared Items. Sharing Files with Other Macs. Turn File Sharing On/Off. Selecting Folders to Share. Setting Basic Access Privileges. Setting Guest Access. The Fine Points of Mac File Sharing. Ins and Outs of Access Privileges. Adding/Removing Users. Adding Groups. Monitoring File-Sharing Activity. Inherited Access Privileges. File Sharing Between Windows and Macintosh. Web Technology for Cross-Platform Sharing. Software for Cross-Platform Sharing. Adding a Dedicated File Server. Security Reminders



8. Use Other Computers' Shared Files.

Browsing Your Network . Using Other PCs' Shared Files. Connecting to Shared Items. Using Other Macs' Shared Files. Connecting from the Chooser. Connecting with the Network Browser. Connect with a Macintosh Alias. Your Access Privileges. Disconnecting from Shared Items



9. Serious Fun and Games.

Playing Games on Your Network. TCP/IP Settings. Setting Up IPX/SPX in Windows. Setting Up IPX in Mac OS. Examples of Network Games. Quake. Star Wars. X-Wing Alliance. StarCraft. NASCAR Racing. Instant Messaging. HDS Messaging . Accessing Shared Databases. Using FileMaker Pro. Sharing a FileMaker Pro Database . Group Calendars and Organizers. File Backup . Software for Your Backup . Controlling Another Computer . Timbuktu Pro. PcAnywhere. Appendix & Glossary Appendix A. Troubleshoot Your Network.

Windows Networking Troubleshooter. Common Windows Network Setup Problems. Windows File and Printer Sharing Problems. Internet Sharing Problems. Macintosh Printer Sharing Problems. Macintosh Network Setup Problems. Macintosh File Sharing Problems



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