The book is organised into three parts. The first is a very basic introduction to what a local area network is, including discussion of wired versus wireless and a run-down on the hardware components: NICs, hubs, routers etc. Part two looks at building your network, from choosing the network type to buying the hardware to getting it all installed to some basic configuration. To get an idea of the level that this is pitched at, there are even illustrations to show you how to install an ethernet card into a PC (complete with pictures to show you how to take a slot out of the back of a machine for a PCI card).
The final part of the book looks at security, sharing resources (i.e. setting up network shares etc), and additional enhancements, such as adding web cams, gaming options etc.
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