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Installing Broadband on Your Home System
Jan 21, 2005
Using broadband technologies such as Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) can make your web surfing experience better, says John Mueller, but only if you get a good installation. Get some important tips from this article.
Fixed Broadband Wireless Communications: Mathematical Tools for Digital Transmission Analysis
Dec 3, 2004
Measuring broadband wireless performance can involve complex mathematics, but this chapter will help you to keep it straight by providing the formulae that you need to analyze and evaluate broadband wireless performance.
How to Create a Plan for Your Home Business
Nov 18, 2004
This chapter outlines the various things you'll need to keep in mind when drafting a business plan for your new home business. Considerations like health coverage for employees and yourself are covered in detail, with links copious links to resources you'll need throughout the process.
Why You Want Your Own Network
Oct 29, 2004
For the novice, networking can seem like an intimidating concept, but this chapter will help you to manage your fear of networks and discover the joys of a home network.
Creating a Family/Personal Website (Using What You Already Know)
Oct 15, 2004
It seems these days that everyone has a website. Even my dog has a website. In this straight-forward and easy-to-follow chapter, you'll learn how to create a fetching website for your family, with some features that can help you keep your relatives up to date on your family's life.
Planning Your Home Network
Oct 15, 2004
Mark Edward Soper teaches how to match your needs with the best type of network, choose the best broadband connection, select the proper hardware, and estimate how much it will all cost.
Wireless System Architecture: How Wireless Works
Oct 15, 2004
Apart from transmitting the information over the air, wireless networks are very much like wired networks. However, that seemingly small difference can lead to some very large problems if you don't understand the nuances of this medium. Read this chapter to find out how wireless networks work, and why they need to be administered differently from traditional, wired networks.
Hitting the Road with Wi-Fi
Jul 16, 2004
Envious of those people checking their e-mail at Starbucks? Armed with the information in this sample chapter and a WiFi-capable laptop, you'll be able to connect to the internet on the go as well. Harold Davis explains the ins and outs of connecting wirelessly to commercial networks, and provides pointers on where to find these "WiFi hotspots."
Creating a Networked Home Without Rewiring
Jun 11, 2004
Mention home networking to some people and they instantly think about ripping up the walls. Fortunately, there are alternatives to destroying your home.
Securing Your Laptop
Jun 4, 2004
Michelle Johnston identifies some solid ways to deter thieves from stealing your laptop or the data inside.
Surf and Turf: Take Your Family Out for Broadband
May 13, 2004
Internet access isn't just for homes and businesses anymore. With a wide variety of places offering wireless broadband (libraries, coffee shops, hotels, and more), you can send your loved ones out of the house for the day, so you can work in peace.
The Wired Kitchen
Apr 30, 2004
Want to just walk into your kitchen, say, "Tea, Earl Grey, hot," and relax while your fabulous electronic gadgets produce your desired beverage in a lovely china cup? Too bad. Even rich people aren't living the Star Trek life. Yet.
Mozilla Overlays: A New Way to Combine XML Documents
Nov 26, 2003
What do you do if XML information is split across several documents? The Mozilla platform has a neat solution to this problem. Documents written in Mozilla's XUL dialect of XML can be merged automatically into a single, final document using a system called overlays. Nigel McFarlane describes the overlay system in this article.
Demographic and Social Trends in the Broadband Home
Oct 10, 2003
Who uses broadband, what do they use it for, and how have "always on" connections changed the habits of connected families? This sample chapter examines demographic and social trends of broadband households.

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