This book is more than a guide. It is a valuable reference that is written in plain, non-technical language so readers can put the information to use straightaway. There are descriptions of the latest technologies, protocols, services, and software packages. The reader will unearth methods on how to create an economical and secure network for their families as well as their home-based business.
The author teaches how to pick the right networking solution; finding free and low-cost connection software; ensuring network security, as well as how to save money by sharing an Internet connection among multiple PCs.
And most importantly, the homeowner will discover how to plan for their network's future extensibility. All of this while learning how to use the home network to work, communicate, and play in new ways.