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[ 176 ] home networking: a visual do-it-yourself guide
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HOME NETWORKING: A VISUAL DO-IT-YOURSELF GUIDE
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Index
Numerics
100BASE-T standards, wired networks, 23
802.11 standards, 63
wireless networks, 24, 44-45
addresses
IP addresses, 101
MAC (Media Access Control) addresses,
128
antennas
external antennas, 153-155
omnidirectional antennas, 153
A
access
raising, 152-153
antivirus software, 136-137
limiting, firewalls, 113-119
subfolders, restricting, 142
access points, 28
firewall protection, lack of, 63
installing, 84-85
wireless networks, 43, 60
Active WebCam from Pysoft, 173
ad-hoc mode (wireless networks), 43
adapters
Ethernet network adapters, 39
game adapters, 168
media adapters, 162-163
B
BEFCMU10 EtherFast Cable Modem with
USB and Ethernet Connection, 52
BEFSR41 EtherFast Cable/DSL Router with
4-Port Switches, 28, 39, 54
Bluetooth standards, wireless networks, 46
bridges
power line networks, 42
wireless Ethernet bridges, 62-63
broadband connections, sharing, 150-156
network adapters, 25-26
drivers, 30, 69-73, 79-81
installing, 67-83, 85
MAC (Media Access Control) addresses,
C
128
cable
wired networks, 54-56
Internet connections, 50
wireless networks, 58-59
telephone cable, 41
phone line adapters, 40
USB cable, power line networks, 42
power line networks, 42
Cable/DSL router, 28
wireless network adapters, 43
cables
Add IP Range dialog box (ZoneAlarm), 117
Cat5E cables, 39, 46
Add Program dialog box (ZoneAlarm), 121
choosing, 63
purchasing, 46
CABLES
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wired networks, 21-22
substituting, 39
Printer Properties, 148
System Properties, 97
cameras, webcams, 169-170
Dialup (Public Switched Telephone
alternative software, 173
Network) Internet connections, 50
as security cameras, 171-172
DNS (Domain Name System), 102
Cat5E cables, 39, 46
downloading movies, 164
central offices, 51
drivers
clients, 29
installing, 79-81
communication, wireless networks, 23
network adapters, 30
compatibility, hardware, 46, 63
computer networks, telephone networks,
installing, 69-73, 79-81
DSL (Digital Subscriber Line), 50
compared, 6-7
configuration
firewalls, 115-122
wireless networks, 122-136
E
gateways, 101-105
encryption, WEP encryption, wireless net-
home networks
works, 133-136
PCs, 87-101
troubleshooting, 106
routers, 101-105
connections
entertainment centers
Internet radio, 165, 167
media adapters, 162-163
online gaming, 168
broadband connections, sharing, 150-156
PCs as, 159-162
Internet connections
streaming media, 164
choosing, 50-53
troubleshooting, 174
sharing, 50-53
webcams, 169-170
alternative software, 173
cost, hardware, considerations, 49-50
as security cameras, 171-172
Ethernet network adapters, 39
D
desktop PCs. See PCs
dialog boxes
Ethernet networks, 23, 38-41
minimum requirements, 39
wireless networks, compared, 36-38
EW5HUB Ethernet 5-Port Workgroup Hubs,
Add IP Range, 117
39
Add Program, 121
extensions, hardware, 46
Folder Properties, 144
external antennas, adding, 153-155
Identification Changes, 98
EZXS55W EtherFast 10/100 5-port Auto-
Network, 142
Sensing Switches, 27, 39
Network Connections Dialog Box, 88
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CABLES
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F
H
File and Printer Sharing for Microsoft
hardware
Networks client, 29
file sharing, 10-12, 142-146
filtering, MAC address filtering, 128-132
firewalls, 113-114
configuring, 115-122
wireless networks, 122-136
access points, 28
installing, 84
antennas
external antennas, 153-155
raising, 152-153
choosing, 49-50
Internet Connection Firewall, 113
compatibility issues, 46, 63
Norton Internet Security, 113
evolution of, 49
Norton Personal Firewall, 113
extensions, 46
routers, 27
gateways, 28
ZoneAlarm, 113
hubs, 26
ZoneAlarm Pro, 113
mixed networks, 61
flavors (networks)
choosing, 35-38
wired networks, 21-23, 38-42
wireless networks, 23-24, 42-46
Folder Properties dialog box, 144
folders
access, restricting, 142
sharing, 142-146
routers, 62
wireless Ethernet bridges, 62-63
network adapters, 25-26
drivers, 30
installing, 68-83
personal video recorders (PVRs), 164
routers, 27-28
configuring, 101-105
installing, 84
mounting, 151-152
G
switches, 27
game adapters, 16, 168
wired networks, 53
games (online), 168
firewalls
configuring for, 119-122
gateways, 28
installing, 84
network adapters, 54-56
routers, 54
wireless networks, 57
access points, 60
configuring, 101-105
network adapters, 58-59
wireless networks, 44
print servers, 60-61
routers, 57-58
home networks
broadband connections, sharing, 150-156
choosing, 35-38
HOME NETWORKS
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configuring
HPN200 HomeLink Phoneline 10M Network
PCs, 87-101
Cards, 40
troubleshooting, 106
HPRO200 HomeLink PhoneLine 10M
files, sharing, 142-146
Cable/DSL Routers, 41
hardware
hubs, 26
access points, 28
Ethernet networks, 39
gateways, 28
hubs, 26
network adapters, 25-26, 30
routers, 27-28
I
switches, 27
ICS (Internet Connection Sharing), 150
mixed networks, 61
Identification Changes dialog box, 98
routers, 62
infrastructure mode (wireless networks), 43
wireless Ethernet bridges, 62-63
inkjet printers, choosing, 146
office networks, compared, 8
sharing
installation
access points, 84
folders, 142-146
antivirus software, 136-137
printers, 146-150
drivers, 79-81
troubleshooting, 156-157
network adapters, 67
software, 29
drivers, 69-73
drivers, 30
PC Card network adapters, 82
network clients, 29
PCI network adapters, 67-81
protocols, 30
USB network adapters, 83
wired networks, 21-23, 38-41
Ethernet networks, 39
hardware, 53-56
routers, 84
switches, 84
troubleshooting, 85
phone line networks, 39-41
Internet Connection Firewall, 113
power line networks, 41-42
Internet Connection Sharing (ICS), 150
wireless networks, 23-24, 57
Internet connections
802.11 standards, 44-45
choosing, 50-53
access points, 60
sharing, 12-14, 50-53, 150-156
Bluetooth standards, 46
minimum requirements, 43
Internet radio, 17
playing, 165-167
modes, 43
IP (Internet Protocol) addresses, 101
network adapters, 58-59
ISPs (Internet service providers), choosing,
print servers, 60-61
50-53
protocols, 42-44
routers, 57-58
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L
laptops, network adapters, 25
Linksys
BEFCMU10 EtherFast Cable Modem with
WRT54GS Wireless-G Broadband Router
with SpeedBooster, 57
WVC11B Wireless B Internet Video
Cameras, 18, 169
LNE100TX EtherFast 10/100 LAN Cards, 39
USB and Ethernet Connection, 52
BEFSR41 EtherFast Cable/DSL Router with
4-Port Switches, 28, 54, 39
EW5HUB Ethernet 5-Port Workgroup
M
Hubs, 39
MAC (Media Access Control) addresses, 128
EZXS55W EtherFast 10/100 5-port Auto-
MAC address filtering
Sensing Switches, 27, 39
routers, applying to, 128-132
HPN200 HomeLink Phoneline 10M
media adapters, 15, 162-163
Network Card, 40
mixed networks, hardware, 61-63
HPRO200 HomeLink PhoneLine 10M
modes, wireless networks, 43
Cable/DSL Routers, 41
Movielink website, 164
LNE100TX EtherFast 10/100 LAN Cards, 39
movies, downloading, 164
PCM100 EtherFast 10/100 Integrated PC
multimedia, sharing, 14
Cards, 39, 55
PLEBR10 Instant PowerLine EtherFast
10/100 Bridge, 42
N
PLUSB10 Instant PowerLine USB
NATs (network address translations), 54
Adapters, 42
network adapters, 25-26, 30
USB200M EtherFast USB 2.0 10/100
Network Adapters, 39
drivers, 30
installing, 69-73, 79-81
WAPPOE Power Over Ethernet Adapter
Ethernet network adapters, 39
Kit, 151-152
installing, 67-83
WCG200 Wireless-G Cable Gateway, 52
troubleshooting, 85
Web site, 15
MAC (Media Access Control) addresses, 128
WET54G Wireless-G Ethernet Bridges, 62
PC Card network adapters, installing, 82
WGA54G Wireless G Game Adapters,
PCI network adapters, installing, 67-81
16, 168
phone line network adapters, 40-42
WMA11B Wireless-B Media Adapter, 15, 163
USB network adapters, installing, 83
WPS54GU2 Wireless-G PrintServer, 147
wired networks, choosing, 54-56
WPS54GU2 Wireless-G PrintServer for
wireless network adapters, 43, 58-59
USB 2.0, 60-61
network address translations (NATs), 54
WRT54G Wireless-G Routers, 13
network clients, 29
WRT54GS Wireless-G Broadband Router, 62
Network Connections dialog box, 88
Network dialog box, 142
NETWORK DIALOG BOX
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network interface cards (NICs). See NICs
Norton Personal Firewall, 113
(network interface cards)
notebook computers, network adapters, 25
network protocols, 30
Network Setup Wizard (Windows XP), 87-96
networks, 6-8
see also wired networks and wireless
O
networks
office networks, home networks,
choosing, 35-38
compared, 8
entertainment options, 14-19
omnidirectional antennas, 153
hardware
online games, 168
access points, 28
firewalls, configuring for, 119-122
gateways, 28
opening PCs, 67, 74-76
hubs, 26
operating systems
network adapters, 25-26, 30
Windows 98, PC name setup, 99-101
routers, 27-28
Windows 2000, PC name setup, 96-98
switches, 27
Windows Me, PC name setup, 99-101
PC communication, 8-9
Windows XP, home network
sharing, 10
configuration, 87-96
broadband connections, 150-156
files, 10-12, 142-146
folders, 142-146
Internet connections, 12-14
multimedia, 14
printers, 12, 146-148, 150
troubleshooting, 156-157
software, 29
drivers, 30
network clients, 29
protocols, 30
NICs (network interface cards), 25
drivers, 30
installing, 67-83
PC Card network adapters, installing, 82
PCI network adapters, installing, 67-81
USB network adapters, installing, 83
wired networks, 54-56
Norton Internet Security, 113
installing, 136-137
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Pacific Wireless Desktop Directional
external antenna, 155
passwords, routers, setting, 122-125
PC Card network adapters, installing, 82
PCI network adapters, installing, 67-81
PCM100 EtherFast 10/100 Integrated PC
cards, 39, 55
PCs (personal computers)
configuring for home networks, 87-101
naming
Windows 2000, 96-98
Windows 98, 99-101
Windows Me, 99-101
opening, 67, 74-76
performance, hardware, considerations,
49-50
personal video recorders (PVRs), 164
NETWORK INTERFACE CARDS (NICS)
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phone line network adapters, 40
mixed networks, choosing, 62
phone line networks, 39-41
mounting, 151-152
phone line testers, 46
passwords, setting, 122-125
PLEBR10 Instant PowerLine EtherFast
phone line networks, 41
10/100 Bridges, 42
power line networks, 42
PLUSB10 Instant PowerLine USB
SSID (service set identifier) broadcasts,
adapters, 42
changing, 126-128
power line networks, 41-42
wired networks, choosing, 54
print servers, 147
wireless networks, 44
wireless networks, adding, 60-61
choosing, 57-58
Printer Properties dialog box, 148
printers
choosing, 146
sharing, 12, 146-150
S
programs, controlling, firewalls, 119-122
satellite Internet connections, 50
protocols, 30
security, 111
TCP/IP (Transmission Control
antivirus software, 136-137
Protocol/Internet Protocol), 30
encryption, WEP encryption, 133-136
wireless networks, 42-44
firewalls, 113-114
PVRs (personal video recorders), 164
configuring, 115-136
threats, 111-112
troubleshooting, 138
R
radio (Internet), playing, 165-167
servers, print servers, 147
Setup Wizard, 69
sharing, 10, 141
radio signals, wireless networks, 23
broadband connections, 150-156
remote control programs, 160
file sharing, 10-12, 142-146
remotely sharing broadband connections,
folders, 142-146
151
Internet connections, 12-14, 50-53
ReplayTV, 164
multimedia, 14
routers, 27-28
printers, 12, 146-150
accessing, 102-105
troubleshooting, 156-157
Cable/DSL routers, 28
SnapStream Media, 164
configuring, 101-105
sneakernets, 10
Ethernet networks, 39
software, 29
firewalls, 27
antivirus software, 136-137
installing, 84-85
drivers, 30
MAC address filtering, applying to, 128-132
SOFTWARE
installing, 69-73, 79-81
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network clients, 29
protocols, 30
remote control programs, 160
webcams, 173
wireless networks, protocols, 42-44
SpeedBooster, 57-58
U
USB cable, power line networks, 42
USB network adapters, installing, 83
USB200M EtherFast USB 2.0 10/100
Network Adapters, 39
SSID (service set identifier) broadcasts,
changing, 126-128
streaming media, 164
subfolders, access, restricting, 142
Super Cantenna external antennas, 153-154
switches, 27
Ethernet networks, 39
installing, 84
troubleshooting, 85
V
video cameras, 169-170
alternative software, 173
as security cameras, 171-172
video gaming (online), 168
viruses, preventing, antivirus software,
136-137
Symantec, Norton Personal Firewall, 113
System Properties dialog box, 97
W
T
TCP/IP (Transmission Control
Protocol/Internet Protocol), 30
telephone networks, computer networks,
compared, 6-7
threats (security), 111-112
Tivo, 164
traffic, controlling, firewalls, 113-119
Transmission Control Protocol/Internet
Protocol (TCP/IP), 30
TridiaVNC Pro, 161
troubleshooting
entertainment centers, 174
home network configurations, 106
network card installations, 85
network shares, 156-157
WAPPOE Power Over Ethernet Adapter Kit,
151-152
WCG200 Wireless-G Cable Gateway, 52
webcams, 18, 169-170
alternative software, 173
as security cameras, 171-172
WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy) encryption
wireless networks, applying to, 133-136
WPA (Wi-Fi Equivalent Privacy) encryption, compared, 133
WET54G Wireless-G Ethernet Bridges, 62
WGA54G Wireless-G Game Adapter, 16, 168
Wi-Fi networks. See wireless networks
Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) encryption, 133
Windows 98, PC names, setting up, 99-101
Windows 2000, PC names, setting up, 96-98
Windows Me, PC names, setting up, 99-101
security, 138
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Windows XP
hubs, 26
home networks, configuring, 87-96
network adapters, 25-26, 30, 58-59
Internet Connection Firewall, 113
print servers, 60-61
Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) encryption.
routers, 27-28, 57-58
See WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy)
switches, 27
encryption
MAC address filtering, 128-132
wired networks, 21-23, 38-41
minimum requirements, 43
Ethernet networks, minimum require-
modes, 43
ments, 39
protocols, 42-44
hardware, 53
routers, passwords, 122-125
access points, 28
software, 29
gateways, 28
drivers, 30
hubs, 26
network clients, 29
network adapters, 25-26, 30, 54-56
protocols, 30
routers, 27-28, 54
SSID (service set identifier) broadcasts,
switches, 27
changing, 126-128
phone line networks, 39-41
power line networks, 41-42
software, 29
WEP encryption, applying to, 133-136
wired networks, compared, 36-38
wireless routers, 14
drivers, 30
wireless webcams, 18
network clients, 29
wizards
protocols, 30
wireless networks, compared, 36-38
Network Setup Wizard, 87-96
Setup Wizard, 69
wireless Ethernet bridges, 62-63
WMA11B Wireless-B Media Adapter, 15, 163
wireless game adaptors, 16
WPA (Wi-Fi Protected Access) encryption,
wireless Internet video cameras, 18
WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy) encryption,
wireless media adapters, 15
compared, 133
wireless network adapters, 43
WPS54GU2 Wireless-G PrintServer, 147
wireless networks, 23-24
WPS54GU2 Wireless-G PrintServer for USB
802.11 standards, 44-45
2.0, 60-61
antennas, raising, 152-153
WRT54GS Wireless-G Broadband Router
Bluetooth standards, 46
with SpeedBooster, 57
firewalls, configuring, 122-136
WRT54GS Wireless-G Broadband Routers,
hardware, 57
13, 62
access points, 28, 60
WVC11B Wireless-B Internet Video
gateways, 28
Camera, 18, 169
WVC11B WIRELESS-B INTERNET VIDEO CAMERA
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Z
ZoneAlarm, 113
configuring, 115-122
wireless networks, 122-136
ZoneAlarm Pro, 113
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