Wireless Home Networking For Dummies, 3rd Edition (Wireless by Danny Briere, Pat Hurley, Edward Ferris

By Danny Briere, Pat Hurley, Edward Ferris

Instant domestic networks are higher than ever! The emergence of recent criteria has made them more straightforward, less complicated, more cost-effective to possess and function. nonetheless, you must comprehend what to seem for (and glance out for), and the professional information you’ll locate in instant domestic Networks For Dummies, third variation is helping you make sure that your wire-free lifestyles is additionally a straight forward life!This uncomplicated, plain-English advisor provides all the assistance, methods, and information you must plan your instant domestic community, review and choose the gear that might paintings right for you, set up and configure your instant community, and lots more and plenty extra. You’ll tips to proportion your web connection over your community, in addition to records, printers, and different peripherals. And, you’ll methods to keep away from the “gotchas” which may creep in if you least anticipate them. notice how to:Choose the ideal networking equipmentInstall and configure your instant networkIntegrate Bluetooth into your networkWork with servers, gateways, routers, and switchesConnect audiovisual apparatus on your instant networkPlay instant, multiuser laptop gamesEstablish and retain your network’s securityTroubleshoot networking problemsImprove community performanceUnderstand 802.11nWhether you’re operating with home windows computers, Mac OS X machines, or either instant domestic Networking For Dummies, third version, makes it quick and simple to get your instant community up and running—and retain it that means!

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Chapter 2: From a to n and b-yond PCI adapters Nearly all desktop PCs have at least one Peripheral Component Interconnect (PCI) slot. This PCI slot is used to install all sorts of add-in cards, including network connectivity. Most wireless NIC manufacturers offer a wireless PCI adapter — a version of their product that can be installed in a PCI slot (see Figure 2-5). Some wireless PCI adapters are cards that adapt a PC Card for use in a PCI slot. The newest designs, however, mount the electronics from the PC Card on a full-size PCI card with a removable dipole antenna attached to the back of the card.

Chapter 1: Introducing Wireless Home Networking ߜ More reliable: Wireless signals are prone to interference and fluctuations and degrade quickly over short distances; wired connections typically are more stable and reliable all over your home. ߜ More secure: You don’t have to worry about your signals traveling through the air and being intercepted by snoopers, as you do with unsecured wireless systems. ߜ Economical over the long term: The incremental cost of adding CAT5e/6 voice and data cabling and RG-6 coaxial cabling into your house — over a 30-year mortgage — will be almost nothing each month.

Sometimes an entire department shares a single printer, or perhaps a cluster of printers is located in an area set aside for printers, copy machines, and fax machines. Just like in a business network, all the computers on your home network can share the printers on your network. The cost-benefit of shared printers in a home network is certainly not as dramatic as in a business, but the opportunity to save money by sharing printers is clearly one of the real benefits of setting up a home network.

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