<firstimage=”//static.makeuseof.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/networkingebook.png” />The book Network Your Computer & Devices Step by Step written by Ciprian Adrian Rusen and co-authored by his team at 7 Tutorials thoroughly describes the process of creating an interactive and safe home network. Owing to its easy to follow step by step instructions and clear organization, the book is suitable for everyone who knows the basics of computing. Previous experience in setting up a home network is not required.
This week, we will be giving away 25 free copies of Ciprian’s ebook in PDF, Mobi, APK and ePub formats
Each chapter is preceded by a ‘Chapter at a Glance’ summary, which highlights its key lessons and on what pages to find them. While beginners are advised to read each chapter from beginning to end, more experienced readers can use these cues to jump to points of interest.
The chapter itself starts with a short list of what the reader will learn on the following pages and it concludes with a list of key points that were covered in the chapter. Throughout the book clear step by step instructions, plenty of screenshots, highlighting of important points or known issues, and cross-links to further information make this book an easy to follow manual.
The book addresses all networking-related features that Windows can handle. While it mostly focuses on Windows 7; it also explains how to integrate computers running Windows XP, Windows Vista, Mac OS X, and Ubuntu Linux into the network.
This is an overview of the skills this book teaches:
- Set up and configure a router.
- Connect peripheral devices to the network.
- Manage user accounts.
- Manage Windows 7 libraries.
- Create and connect to a network.
- Customize network sharing settings.
- Create and join a homegroup.
- Share libraries, folders, and peripheral devices.
- Stream media over the network and the internet.
- Secure the network.
- Set up parental controls.
The final chapter provides troubleshooting tips for network and internet problems and the unavoidable technical lingo is unscrambled in the Glossary.
There is very little left to be desired. Maybe the author should have mentioned that the minimum edition required to complete all networking projects is Windows 7 Home Premium. While the book clearly focuses on a home network and does not cover professional networking aspects, some readers may get stuck trying to use Windows 7 Starter. Overall, this is an excellent book, which should not leave any open questions about how to set up a comprehensive home network.
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[update] And the winners are …
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