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Here's the easy-to-use reference you've wished for — all things network-related in one book!
So you're in charge of a network? That's great — and a great big job! Let this book be your one-stop guide. You'll find out about network standards, popular network operating systems, servers, how to plan and set up a network, security secrets, troubleshooting recommendations, what to do with wireless and mobile networking variations, and much more!
Networking 101 — start here for the latest in network protocols, standards, hardware, and operating systems
Building plans — create a plan for your network, install the hardware and server operating system, and explore virtualization technologies
Safety first — secure your network while keeping it easily accessible for users
Internet intrigue — work with the all-important TCP/IP protocols and DHCP, FTP, and DNS
For those on the go — set up and manage networks for iPhone, Android, BlackBerry, and netbook users
All about servers — install and administer servers using Windows Server 2008 R2, earlier versions of Windows Server, SQL Server 2008, SharePoint 2010, and others
A line on Linux — see how to install Fedora and set up a Windows-compatible file server and Internet server
Open the book and find:
What networking is and how it works
How VMware can help you manage your servers
Tips on setting up a firewall
All about TCP/IP tools and commands
Advice on wireless networking with Bluetooth
How to manage mobile users
A handy reference to Windows networking commands
Dozens of helpful Web sites
9 books in 1
Building a Network
Network Administration and Security
TCP/IP and the Internet
Windows Server 2008 R2 Reference
Using Other Windows Servers
Managing Linux Systems
Doug Lowe is the information technology director for a civil engineering firm and a veteran network manager. He has written several editions of this book and Networking For Dummies, both bestsellers. Doug's 50-plus books have demystified everything from Microsoft Office to creating Web pages.