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Author Rusen, Ciprian Adrian.

Title Network your computers & devices : step by step / Ciprian Adrian Rusen and 7 Tutorials
Published Sebastopol, Calif. : O'Reilly Media, [2010]
©2010
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Description 1 online resource (xxxiii, 520 pages) : illustrations
Series Step by step
Step by step (Redmond, Wash.)
Contents Setting up a router and devices. Installing hardware and drivers ; Interacting with external devices through device stage ; Preparing to install and configure a router ; Installing and configuring a Belkin N+ wireless router ; Installing and configuring a D-Link DIR-615 router -- Setting user accounts on all computers. What is a user account and how many do you need? ; Accessing the user accounts control panel ; Creating a new user account ; Switching between user accounts ; Turning the guest account on or off ; Creating password for a user account ; Changing the password for a user account ; Removing the password for a user account ; Changing a user account picture ; Changing a user account name ; Changing a user account type ; Deleting a user account ; Logging on to Windows 7 automatically -- Setting up your libraries on all Windows 7 computers. Accessing the libraries defined on your computer ; Creating a new library ; Adding folders to a library ; Removing folders from a library ; Editing the properties of a library ; Quick sorting the content of a library ; Deleting a library -- Creating the network. Opening the networking and sharing center ; Configuring network adapters ; Enabling or disabling a network adapter ; Connecting to a wireless network ; Connecting to a hidden wireless network ; Setting up an ad hoc wireless network between computers ; Exporting and importing wireless network settings ; Setting the network location ; Setting the workgroup -- Customizing network sharing settings in Windows 7. Finding the network sharing settings ; Configuring the network sharing settings -- Creating the homegroup and joining Windows 7 computers. Creating the homegroup ; Finding your homegroup password ; Changing the password of a homegroup ; Joining a homegroup ; Accessing homegroup computers ; Leaving a homegroup -- Sharing libraries and folders. Enabling or disabling the sharing wizard ; Using the sharing wizard to share with the homegroup ; Using the sharing wizard to share with specific people ; Using the sharing wizard to stop sharing ; Using advanced sharing to share your folders to partitions ; Using advanced sharing to stop sharing your folders or partitions ; Mapping a shared network folder as a network drive ; Mapping and FTP server as a network drive ; Deleting a mapped network drive -- Sharing and working with devices. Sharing a print with computers on your home network ; Sharing a printer with your homegroup ; Stop sharing the printer ; Sharing a removable disk drive ; Transferring files between mobile phones and your Windows 7 computers via Bluetooth ; Enabling Bluetooth on your computer and allowing connections ; Turning on Bluetooth on your mobile phone ; Paring your computer with your mobile phone starting from your phone ; Paring your computer with your mobile phone starting from your computer ; Exchanging files between your computer and your mobile phone ; Exchanging files between your mobile phone and your computer ; Removing the pairing between your mobile phone and your computer
Streaming media over the network and the internet. Setting up Windows Media Player 12 ; Adding files to your Windows Media Player 12 library ; Searching in Windows Media Player 12 ; Creating quick playlists in Windows Media Player 12 ; Creating advanced playlists in Windows Media Player 12 ; Streaming your Windows Media Player 12 library over the network ; Setting up media streaming with the homegroup ; Streaming your Windows Media Player 12 library over the internet -- Sharing between Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7 computers. Setting the workgroup on your Windows XP computer ; Enabling computer browser and print spooler services in Windows XP -- Enabling sharing in Windows XP ; Accessing shared network folders from Windows XP ; Accessing Windows XP shared folders from Windows 7 computers ; Installing drivers for a shared network printer in Windows XP ; Installing a shared network printer in Windows XP ; Setting the workgroup on your Windows Vista computer ; Configuring network and sharing settings in Windows Vista ; Sharing folders in Windows Vista ; Installing drivers for a shared network printer in Windows Vista ; Installing a shared network printer in Windows Vista -- Sharing between Mac OS X and Windows 7 computers. Setting the workgroup on your OS X computer ; Setting up Mac OS X to share with Windows 7 ; Accessing OS X shared folders from Windows 7 computers ; Setting up Windows 7 to share with OS X ; Accessing Windows 7 shared folders from OS X computers ; Automatically mount your Windows 7 shared folders on OS X ; Accessing a Windows 8 shared printer from OS X ; Installing a Windows 7 shared printer in OS X -- Sharing between Ubuntu Linux and Windows 7 computers. INstalling the sharing service in Ubuntu Linux ; Setting the workgroup on your Ubuntu Linux computer ; Sharing folders in Ubuntu Linux ; Accessing Ubuntu shared folders from Windows 7 computers ; Accessing Windows 7 shared folders from Ubuntu computers ; Accessing a Windows 7 shared printer from Ubuntu computers ; Mounting Windows 7 shared partitions and folders in Ubuntu -- Keeping the network secure. Understanding user account control ; What is UAC? How UAC works ; Changes requiring administrative privileges ; The differences between UAC levels ; Configuring UAC ; Keeping your system up to date ; Opening Windows update ; Configuring Windows update settings ; Checking for and installing updates manually ; Restoring hidden updates ; Reviewing your Windows update history ; Removing installed updates ; What is Windows Defender? ; Opening Windows Defender ; Using Windows Defender ; Turning off Windows Defender ; What is the Windows firewall? ; Understanding how the Windows firewall works ; Opening the Windows firewall ; Turning the Windows firewall on or off ; Customizing the list of allowed programs ; Adding new programs to the allowed list ; Removing programs or disabling rules from the allowed list ; Creating a new rule ; Enabling, disabling, or deleting an existing rule ; Restoring the Windows firewall default settings ; Protecting your computer from viruses and other security threats ; Using the action center ; Opening the action center and reviewing its messages ; Configuring the list of messages displayed by the action center -- Setting up parental controls. Turning on parental controls ; Setting time limits and application restrictions ; Setting restrictions for games -- Troubleshooting network and internet problems. Fixing problems using the network and internet troubleshooting wizards ; Changing the date and time settings on your computer to resolve a password error ; Configuring port forwarding settings on your router ; Finding troubleshooting help on the web
Summary Explains how to set up a home networking system to connect home computers using Windows 7 with other devices, including printers, scanners and mobile devices
Notes Print version record
Subject Computer networks.
Home computer networks -- Amateurs' manuals.
Operating systems (Computers)
Genre/Form Handbooks and manuals.
Handbooks and manuals.
Form Electronic book
Author 7 tutorials (Firm)
Microsoft Corporation.
ISBN 0735659559 (electronic bk.)
0735659664 (electronic bk.)
9780735659551 (electronic bk.)
9780735659667 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles Step by step : network your computers & devices
Network your computers and devices