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    ome Networking Do-It-Yourself For Dummies

    ble of Contents

    roduction

    About This BookFoolish AssumptionsHow This Book Is Organized

    Part I: Doing Your HomeworkPart II: Installing Your Home NetworkPart III: Setting up Your Windows 7 NetworkPart IV: Keeping Your Network Safe and HealthyPart V: The Part of Tens

    cons Used In This BookWhere to Go From Here

    rt I: Doing Your Homework

    Chapter 1: Why Do You Need A Home Network?

    A Network by Any Other NameA Home Network for EveryoneA Home Network for OneBuilding a SOHO: When Home and Office Become OneTo Wire or Not To Wire

    Chapter 2: Understanding Networking Basics

    Understanding Basic Network Properties

    IP addresses

    Subnet masksDefault gateway addressDomain Name System (DNS) server addresses

    rt II: Installing Your Home Network

    Chapter 3: Getting Wired

    Routers and SwitchesIdentifying Network AdaptersWorking with Network Cables

    Twisted pairs and RJ-45 connectorsTwisted pair categoriesUnshielded versus shieldedStraight-through versus crossoverLength and color

    Chapter 4: Going Wireless

    Planning Your Wireless Home Network

    SpeedCoverageBuying a wireless access point

    rt III: Setting Up Your Windows 7 Network

    Chapter 5: Understanding User Accounts

    Understanding User ProfilesKnowing the Difference in Administrator and Standard User Accounts

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    Chapter 6: Setting Up a HomeGroupChapter 7: Sharing With OthersChapter 8: Connecting to the Internet

    Choosing an Internet Service Provider (ISP)

    CableDSLWireless (cellular)SatelliteDialup

    Chapter 9: Connecting Remotely

    Understanding Virtual Private Networks (VPNs)

    Chapter 10: Having Fun with Your Home Network

    Networking Your PlayStation, Wii, or Xbox 360Online Gaming Services for Gaming Consoles

    PlayStation NetworkWiiXbox Live

    PC Gaming

    Video cardProcessor and memorySoundGame controllers

    Automating Your Entire HomeKeeping Your Home SafeConfiguring Your Gaming Console for Wireless Networking

    rt IV: Keeping Your Network Safe and HealthyChapter 11: Inside the Action Center

    The Action Center Notification IconAn Overview of the Action Center

    Chapter 12: Windows Firewall and Windows Defender

    Defining Malware

    VirusesWorms

    TrojansSpywareBotsBlended threats

    Protecting Your Network from Malware

    Antivirus softwareAntispyware softwareFirewallsSecurity updates and fixes

    E-mail Threats

    SpamSpoofingPhishing

    Social Engineering and Cyber PredatorsUnderstanding Windows Firewall

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    Understanding Windows Defender

    Chapter 13: Windows UpdateChapter 14: Backup and Restore

    Determining Where to Save Your Backup

    Hard drives (internal or external)Writeable CDs or DVDsUSB flash drivesNetwork shares

    Chapter 15: Building a SOHO Network

    Recognizing the Benefits of Working from HomeLocation, Location, LocationRegulatory Compliance

    Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS)Health careState privacy and disclosure laws

    Data Confidentiality and Encryption

    rt V: The Part of Tens

    Chapter 16: Ten Great Windows 7 Resources

    For Dummies BooksFor Dummies Web SiteWindows: The Official MagazineMicrosoft Web SiteMSDN and TechNet Web SitesWindows 7 News & TipsWindows 7 ForumsYouTube

    FacebookTwitter

    Chapter 17: Ten Reasons You Might Not Be Able to Join a HomeGroup

    Verify a HomeGroup Exists on the NetworkEnsure You Have a Network ConnectionConfirm Youre Running Windows 7Make Sure the Network Location Isnt Set to HomeCheck to See If the Computer Already Belongs to a HomeGroupConfirm That Someone Is Logged On to the ComputerVerify That HomeGroups Arent Disabled

    Ensure Network Discovery Is Turned OnConfirm Peer Networking Grouping Service Is RunningMake Sure the HomeGroup Provider Service Is Running

    Chapter 18: Ten Network Troubleshooting Tools

    Running Windows TroubleshootersTroubleshooting with the ipconfig CommandPing!Searching Google and OthersViewing Problem ReportsGenerating a System Health Report

    Reliability MonitorCreating a Play-by-Play with Problem Steps RecorderGetting Help from a Friend with Remote AssistanceConsulting Windows Help and Support

    eat Sheet

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    About the Author

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    edication

    Authors Acknowledgments

    ublishers Acknowledgments

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    About This Book

    oolish Assumptions

    ow This Book Is Organized

    Part I: Doing Your Homework

    Part II: Installing Your Home Network

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    Part III: Setting up Your Windows 7 Network

    Part IV: Keeping Your Network Safe and Healthy

    Part V: The Part of Tens

    cons Used In This Book

    Where to Go From Here

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    In this part . . .

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    In This Chapter

    A Network by Any Other Name

    A Home Network for Everyone

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    A Home Network for One

    uilding a SOHO: When Home and Office Become One

    o Wire or Not To Wire

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    Tasks Performed in This Chapter

    nderstanding Basic Network Properties

    IP addresses

    192.168.1.200

    10.0.0.1 to 10.255.255.254

    172.16.0.1 to 172.31.255.254

    192.168.0.1 to 192.168.255.254

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    192.168.1.1

    192.168.1.2

    192.168.1.3

    192.168.1.4

    192.168.1.5

    192.168.1.2

    71.156.85.214 192.168.1.2 192.168.1.254

    Subnet masks

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    255.255.255.0

    255.255.255.0 192.168.1.0

    Default gateway address

    192.168.1.1

    www.microsoft.com

    207.46.232.182

    www.microsoft.com

    www.microsoft.com

    Domain Name System (DNS) server addresses

    www.facebook.com

    www.google.com

    www.microsoft.com

    www.wiley.com

    www.youtube.com

    www.microsoft.com 207.46.232.182

    Manually Configuring Network Properties

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    Automatically Configuring Network Properties

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    onfiguring Your DHCP Server

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    192.168.1.1

    192.168.1.2 2

    1

    192.168.1.1

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    192.168.1

    .1 .254

    192.168.1.20

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    Tasks Performed in This Chapter

    Routers and Switches

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    dentifying Network Adapters

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    Working with Network Cables

    Twisted pairs and RJ-45 connectors

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    Twisted pair categories

    Unshielded versus shielded

    Straight-through versus crossover

    Length and color

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    utting It All Together

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    Tasks Performed in This Chapter

    lanning Your Wireless Home Network

    Speed

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    Coverage

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    Buying a wireless access point

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    nstalling Your Wireless Access Point

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    onfiguring Your Wireless Access Point

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    207.46.197.32

    www.microsoft.com

    00-26-C7-04-70-C4

    ecuring Your Wireless Access Point

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    onfiguring Your Wireless Network

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    192.168.1

    192.168.1.1

    192.168.1

    .1 .254

    192.168.1.20

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    10.0.0.1 10.255.255.254 172.16.0.1 172.31.255.254 192.168.0.1 192.168.255.254

    onnecting to Your Wireless Access Point

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    etting Up an Ad Hoc Network

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    In this part . . .

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    Tasks Performed in This Chapter

    nderstanding User Profiles

    Knowing the Difference in Administrator and Standard UserAccounts

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    reating a User Account and Password

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    hanging or Removing Your Password

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    hanging Your Account Picture

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    Renaming Your Account

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    eleting a User Account

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    urning the Guest Account On or Off

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    reating a Password Reset Disk

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    sing the Password Reset Disk

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    Tasks Performed in This Chapter

    reating a HomeGroup

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    oining a HomeGroup

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    hanging the HomeGroup Password

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