Course DescriptionAn 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.
- 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