A network will make your life easier, and "Home Networking All-In-One Desk Reference For Dummies" makes it easier to create one. It shows you how to choose the right hardware, add user accounts, get different operating systems to work together, secure your network, exchange files, add wireless devices, and even use Wi-Fi out in public. Seven individual, self-contained minibooks cover: What a network will do for you, including a low-tech explanation of how it works Choosing a network type that will work best for your needs, and planning what equipment you'll need Installing and configuring your computers and networking gear Upgrading your equipment with the manufacturer's updates The ins and outs of using particular versions of operating systems - Windows, Mac, and Linux - with your network Step-by-step directions on connecting to networks, sharing files and printers, checking connection status, and much more Discovering networking accessories and gadgets to get the most out of your network Finding and using Wi-Fi hotspots, plus setting up your own
You'll even find troubleshooting tips to help find and fix common problems. "Home Networking All-In-One Desk Reference For Dummies" will be your personal network assistant!