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October 26, 2010 0470625872 978-0470625873 4
The ultimate reference guide for network administrators

Network administrators now have a single, convenient place to turn for all the information they need. Networking All-in-One For Dummies, 4th Edition is like ten books in one, covering such topics as networking basics, network security, setting up TCP/IP and connecting to the Internet, handling mobile devices, and much more. This valuable book covers all the newest updates and trends, including Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2.

  • A single-source reference for network administrators
  • Includes ten minibooks: Networking Basics; Building a Network; Network Administration and Security; TCP/IP and the Internet; Wireless Networking; Telecom, Convergence, and Mobile Devices; Windows Server 2008 Reference; Using Other Windows Servers; Linux Networking Reference; and Appendices
  • Explores the latest technologies in broadband, storage, and back-up
  • Delves into new trends in networking and includes the latest Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7 updates

System administrators will want to keep this practical all-in-one guide within reach.

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From the Back Cover

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

  • Networking Basics

  • Building a Network

  • Network Administration and Security

  • TCP/IP and the Internet

  • Wireless Networking

  • Mobile Networking

  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Reference

  • Using Other Windows Servers

  • Managing Linux Systems

About the Author

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.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 912 pages
  • Publisher: For Dummies; 4 edition (October 26, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0470625872
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470625873
  • Product Dimensions: 9.3 x 7.4 x 1.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.9 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #109,241 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Doug Lowe is a veteran author of more than 40 For Dummies books with more than a million copies in print. He's covered everything from productivity software to programming.

Customer Reviews

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24 of 26 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book, very informitive. May 25, 2011
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This book explained a whole lot of things to me. I only work with computers on a basic level, like helping people set-up their e-mail accounts or teaching someone the basic computer house keeping like disk defrag. and other optimizing tools. I my self ran into a trouble trying to set-up a home network. My previous set-up worked fine until I replaced my cable modem with a more powerful one. Then things got a little hairy. The new set-up needs a lot more information than I ever knew existed. This book showed me how to find the information on my system and how to implement this information to set-up my network. This book is not equipment specific but it gives you the general knowledge needed to find the information you're looking for. For those of us new to this it also gives us a vocabulary to help us understand the terms used by the veterans. What if you don't have to ask, what do you mean by that?, every two minutes. The time to resolution would be reduced and you would have a better understanding of what the fix was. All in all this is an excellent book with a lot of information that will explain subjects from the very basics to the more advance.
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars There Are Dummies and Then There Are Dummies February 20, 2012
It seems I fall into the second category.

This weighty tome was way too technical for me. Notwithstanding the fact that I consider myself to be of average intelligence, I was quickly swamped by what was to me overwhelming complexity. It may well be a very good book, but it's clearly written for a more elite and already initiated readership.

Definitely not for dummies like me.

I sent it back.
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19 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good primer for networking March 3, 2011
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A good book for the novice networking student. Lots of real-world, practical info and examples. Author effectively injects humor occasionally to keep dry information interesting and improve the learning experience.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very good on concepts September 4, 2011
As a working software professional, I found this book very useful for networking concepts. The book held my attention on every page. I prefer to get the concepts on the subject rather than getting lost in rocket science code samples (although i am by no means newbie to coding :)). Definately would recommend this book if you want to know about fundamentals (not programming) aspects of networking and as well as learn about windows networking tools.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good Beginning Book July 30, 2011
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This book is ideal for anyone looking to learn the networking basics. I bought this book looking to learn a little more about a couple specific networking topics, but soon found myself perusing other topics because of Doug's great explanations. I did find a couple chapters a bit unnecessary and pointless but overall the chapters were very intriguing and informational. This book is definitely a must buy for networking 101 but not for an experienced networking guru.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Successful self help July 7, 2012
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I had been contemplating paying for a professional to set up my home office network but was frustrated in trying to find one that was affordable and appeared to know what he was doing. Out of frustration I tried this book and the result was a completely satisfying network outcome without outside assistance!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars good over view June 8, 2012
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I picked this up after I purchased a Synology NAS system and despite how easy that was to set up I didn't understand enough about setting up networks with remote access. This was very helpful... I have a better handle on some of the terminology and now a good reference as I build up my networked system.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars My boyfriend loves this book December 19, 2011
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I got this book to supplement our other networking book for class. It explains things more in depth than the book we use in class. Our classmates often refer to it and he uses the examples in it to further explain things in his notes.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book
I bought this for myself to learn more on networking. I work for IT and it is very difficult to continue paying for classes to learn more to further your career. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Joel Ramos
5.0 out of 5 stars Good book
Haven't read all of these book but it does explain this well. Dummmies book are usually always great reads haven't been disappointed yet.
Published 13 months ago by Julie
4.0 out of 5 stars Just what I was looking for.
This is a great book and is full of information that is very helpful in the networking field.I like it.
Published 13 months ago by Rodney Broderick
5.0 out of 5 stars Very Helpful
Books for Dummies has it down. It contained all the information I was looking to learn out of it.Just make sure if covers what youre looking for.
Published 13 months ago by Lee
3.0 out of 5 stars Good explanation but not great
I was not crazy about this book. I much rather prefer NETWORKING 2nd edition to this book. This explains things pretty well but could do a better job
Published 15 months ago by Electronics man
5.0 out of 5 stars Helpful Tool for IT Professionals or Novice!
I love this book. I use it to reference those subject areas that I may have forgotten and needed to freshen up on. Great Book!
Published 16 months ago by Smoothe13
4.0 out of 5 stars free for kindle. it's in my queue
It's on my kindle waiting to be read. I downloaded a ton of free books. I didn't have any issues getting it to my kindle. I have it as a reference book.
Published 17 months ago by dannyh_10
4.0 out of 5 stars Helpful
Good straight ahead explanation into the world of networking.
Not recommended as only study guide to Network Plus exam.
Goos as supplement study though.
Published 18 months ago by Vincent L. Verrone
4.0 out of 5 stars Not just for dummies
This is a fantastic resource. I'm very glad to have it on my reference shelf, and I happily recommend it to others.
Published 19 months ago by Endroren
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Reference book
I've purchased quite a few of the dummies series books, and quite frankly some of them are very poorly written and definitely not for beginners. Read more
Published 19 months ago by brodmontgomery
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