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By Michael R. Miller

Networking has turn into ordinary in the house. In years previous, it took a proficient technician to establish and deal with a working laptop or computer community; that isn't the case anymore. With progressively more families having a number of computers, there's an elevated call for to community these desktops to percentage records, peripherals, and an online connection. And it truly is develop into a lot more uncomplicated to create a house community, due to easier-to-use instant networking applied sciences and kit. the matter is developing a instant community can nonetheless be a bit complicated, and sometimes tricky. Even establishing an easy instant community to percentage a web connection could be a challenging trial-and-error method. what sort of instant community if you select -- 802.11a, b, g, or n? What apparatus do you want? How do you configure your entire desktops to paintings at the community? How do you proportion a unmarried printer in your community? The confusion keeps whilst one considers the various matters relating to varied working structures. constructing a instant community less than home windows Vista is far diverse than establishing the same community less than home windows XP. clients are searhing for easy solutions to these kinds of questions. regrettably, such a lot networking books this day are aimed toward technology-savvy networking execs. the place does the typical person flip to for ideas to his instant networking difficulties? the answer's this booklet -- instant Networking with home windows Vista.
Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Part I making plans Your instant community . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
1 Why you would like a instant community . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
2 How instant Networks paintings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
3 How home windows Vista Handles instant Networking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
4 Designing Your instant Network–And Choosing
Network gear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Part II constructing Your instant community . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
5 establishing Your instant community . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
6 Configuring and handling Your community desktops . . . . . . . . . . . . 81
7 atmosphere Up–And Sharing–A instant web Connection . . . . . . . 107
8 Securing Your instant community . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119
Part III utilizing Your instant community . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137
9 establishing a number of clients . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139
10 Sharing records and Folders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151
11 Sharing tune, video clips, and different electronic Media . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 169
12 Sharing Printers and different Peripherals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 189
13 Connecting online game units on your instant community . . . . . . . . . . . . 203
Part IV utilizing different Networks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 213
14 Connection to wireless sizzling Spots and Public Networks . . . . . . . . . . . . 215
15 Connecting to company Networks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .227
Part V Upgrading and retaining Your instant community . . . . . . . . . 239
16 Upgrading Your instant community . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 241
17 Troubleshooting instant community difficulties . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 251
Glossary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 265
Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 271

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