Media praise for Home Networking: The Missing Manual
"This book breaks the process of setting up a home network down into managable steps. It talks about both Windows and Mac OS setup, and shows easy ways to get the two operating systems talking to each other. It shows how to set up wireless AND regular networks -- it even mentions Powerline networking, and shows how it can be used to extend an existing network. Everything you need to start networking at home is right here, in one volume."
-- , Amazon.com
"One of the beauties of the Missing Manuals is that there is always something new to discover and the research is quite thorough...I kept finding snippets of information, in the way of Tips or Notes, that would give just that bit extra."
-- , Bangkok Post
"There are a lot of good books, but I keep returning to the Missing Manual series because they are inexpensive, easy to read and full of cool tricks and tips."
-- , The South Bay Apple Mac User Group
"At last, an easy to read, straight-forward book on setting up and modifying home networks...I recommend this book for anyone planning a network and suggest it for network users who may want to expand the security and use of their networks."
-- , Orange Bytes (North Orange County Computer Club)
"I have never seen a manual for any program, hardware or OS which is anywhere close to this series in its helpfulness to the reader. Anyone other than the well trained techs can find this book valuable."
-- , Des Moines Macintosh User's Group
"I have reviewed quite a number of Missing Manual books and I am always impressed with them. David Pogue is a Mac master and the depth of his knowledge shines through."
-- , ACT Apple User Group Incorporated
"...now that you have computers scattered around the house, it might be a
good time to investigate getting them to talk to each other, especially if
you want them all online...Luckily, O'Reilly has just released its Home
Networking: The Missing Manual...You won't need a separate dictionary of
acronyms to read this handbook--it's designed for home users, not network
Strategic Finance Magazine
"If all you want to do is get your home network up and running (that is,
you're not looking to moonlight as a network administrator), this is the
manual for you. The chapter available for download here covers sharing
resources among networked Windows PCs."
"As I read this book, I kept saying "I should have done THAT!! Why didn't I do THAT? So THAT'S what that does!" Slapped myself on the forehead a few times, too. It was bad -- my head still hurts."
"This book is essential for anyone who is going to set up a home network. If you've done that already, read the book anyway. You might get some ideas for things that you can do with your network that you hadn't thought of before."
"If you have more than one computer at home and you've been putting off networking them together due to lack of knowledge, delay no longer. Grab a copy of this book, and get "hooked up" in no time..."
"Today, home networking is growing by leaps and bounds. Author Scott Lowe has done an outstanding job of putting together a book that uses clear, jargon-free language; helps you understand what kind of gear you need for your home network; how to set things up; and, how to use that network once it's up and running."
"Not only does this book cover the usual topics you would expect; Windows networking, Macintosh networking, hard wire, wireless, routing and firewalls. It also covers topics like XBox and TiVo networking. All of this in a compact little 250 page frame."