Step by Step Home Networking With Microsoft Windows XP

Matthew Danda, Heather T. Brown

  • 出版商: Microsoft Press
  • 出版日期: 2001-09-29
  • 定價: USD $24.99
  • 售價: $760
  • 貴賓價: 9.5$720
  • 語言: 英文
  • 頁數: 192
  • 裝訂: Paperback
  • ISBN: 0735614350
  • ISBN-13: 9780735614352

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The smart way to set up your home network—one step at a time!

Experience learning made easy—and quickly teach yourself how to use the built-in networking features in Microsoft® Windows® XP. With STEP BY STEP, you drive the instruction. Work at your own pace through the clear, step-by-step directions. From installing hardware to setting up instant messaging, you’ll learn exactly what you need so you can do more and get more from your connected home!

• Choose the right network solution for you—from Ethernet to wireless
• Use an easy wizard to connect to the Internet
• Quickly link your Windows-based computers, and create personalized user accounts
• Make it easy for everyone in your house to share a single printer or Internet account
• Share information, pictures, and music at home or over the Internet, but keep private files private
• Use the built-in firewall to fend off hackers and other security threats

 

Table of Contents:

What's New with Networking in Microsoft Windows XP vii
    Getting Help ix
    Conventions and Features xi
1: Introduction to Home Networking 1
    The Emergence of Home Networks 1
    Advantages of Home Networking 2
    Home Networking with Windows XP 4
2: Connecting Your Computers Together 6
    Choosing a Type of Network 7
    Installing a Network Adapter 16
    Connecting Two Computers Directly 21
    Considering Internet Security 21
3: Connecting to the Internet 24
    Setting Up a New Internet Account 27
    Transferring an Existing Internet Account 32
    Setting Up a Broadband Connection 36
4: Installing the Home Networking Software 40
    Setting Up Your Windows XP Computer for Home Networking 42
    Adding a Windows Computer to Your Home Network 47
    Adding a Windows 95 Computer to Your Home Network 50
    Adding a Windows 2000 Professional Computer to Your Home Network 56
    Adding a Macintosh Computer to Your Home Network 58
    Adding a Windows XP Computer to an Existing Windows Network 59
    Adding Users to Your Windows XP Computer 67
5: Securing Your Home Network 70
    How a Firewall Works 72
    Enabling the Internet Connection Firewall 73
    Protecting Against Viruses 78
    Scanning Your Computer for Viruses 79
    Setting Up Security Zones in Internet Explorer 80
    Protecting Your Privacy 81
6: Sharing Data on the Network 86
    Sharing a File on Your Windows XP Computer 88
    Sharing a Folder on Your Windows XP Computer 91
    Sharing Music on Your Network 94
    Sharing Pictures on Your Network 97
    Gaining Access to a Shared Folder on the Network 99
    Creating Shortcuts to Folders on Your Network and the Internet 101
    Restricting Access to a Shared Folder on Your Windows XP Computer 104
    Mapping a Network Drive 107
    Stopping Folder Sharing 109
7: Sharing Printers and Other Peripherals 112
    Sharing a Printer 114
    Installing Additional Drivers 118
    Printing to a Shared Printer 120
    Disabling Printer Sharing 123
    Sharing a Removable Disk Drive 124
8: Communicating and Collaborating with Others on Your Network 126
    Using Windows Messenger to Communicate with Others 128
    Using Windows Messenger with Voice and Video 137
    Using Windows Messenger to Transfer a File 142
    Using Windows Messenger to Share Applications 146
    Using Remote Assistance to Help Another Person 150
    Taking Advantage of MSN Explorer 153
    Using MSN Explorer with Earlier Versions of Windows 155
GLOSSARY 159
INDEX 167