The Importance of Training The Five Steps to Home and Office Networking
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Course Description

An intensive one-day class for do-it-yourself networkers.
  • No prior networking experience is needed!


  • High speed networks are the order of the day for moving mountains of data and for snappy Web performance. In one interactive day you'll learn the five orderly steps needed to install, maintain and expand your home or small office network.

    You'll also learn the language of networking so you can cut through the hype and effectively evaluate equipment and Internet services.

    Take full advantage of today's high-speed networks! Extend the speed of a DSL or cable connection to every computer in your home or office!

  • In-class Hands-On Activities and Demonstrations


  • Hands-On activities and demonstrations are very important because people learn best by doing. Activities and demonstrations are woven throughout the day.

    Seminar Outline

    Highlighted items are hands-on activities or live demonstrations.


    Introductions, content overview and flows


    The Five Steps to Home and Office Networking:
    Choose the best Internet service
    Decide on access hardware and media
    Configure computers for networking and sharing
    Test and troubleshoot: Nine common problems and how to solve them


    Broadband (high-speed) Internet service options:
    Cable, DSL, Modems, ISDN, Satellite
    What's popular around here?
    Search for Internet services
    What makes sense for you? (Checklist)


    Select your Internet sharing method:
    Configure routers for sharing
    Security: What firewalls can and can't do
    Set up firewalls in routers
    Configure routers for child-safe surfing
    Useful router features


    Decide on access hardware and media:
    Power line (PLC) and telephone line media (HPNA)
    Set up a mixed network using cable and wireless
    Enable security on wireless networks
    WEP or WAP - Which security to use?


    Configure computers for networking and sharing:
    Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7
    Install personal firewalls and antivirus protection
    Share files and printers


    Test and Troubleshoot:
    Solving the nine most common problems
    Why and how to use ping, traceroute and ipconfig
    Try out ping, traceroute and ipconfig
    Find on-line speed and security tests
    Test your line for speed and security

    Questions, Answers and Conclusion


    After Class: Individual consults, additional lab time as needed
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Home and Office Networking