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Setting Up A Home Network Class

Part 1

The first of two classes on home computer networks offered at NYPC, this class covers:

The topic on configuring TCP/IP covers the options needed when configuring TCP/IP networking software with any computer. Specifically, we cover DNS Servers, Default gateways and DHCP servers. The IP address topic explains subnet masks. For sharing printers, we discuss both using a Windows computer and using a hardware Print Server. Network attached storage refers to external hard disks that, instead of connecting to a computer, plug into an Ethernet port. This makes the hard disk available to all the computers on the network. 

This is the first of two classes on the subject. The second class, covers configuring a home router, firewalls and wireless WiFi networks. 

Schedule: The class was offered May 2, 2005 at the NYPC User Group. It is currently not scheduled again. However, I am teaching this material and more as part of a Computer Networking For Home Use class at Hunter College. 


Why You Want Your Own Network By Brian Underdahl. Sample Chapter is provided courtesy of Cisco Press. October 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.

Windows File Sharing

 Network Attached Storage 

 IP addresses


LAN Monitor a program from Karen Kenworthy, free for personal and home use, that lets you see your computer's connections and conversations across the Internet. 

TCPView from Sysinternals.com lets you see all open TCP and UDP endpoints. On Windows NT, 2000 and XP TCPView even displays the name of the process that owns each endpoint. Includes a command-line version, tcpvcon. Free! 

TDIMON from Sysinternals.com. Free! See TCP and UDP activity in real-time with this advanced network API monitoring tool. 

NetStat Live from AnalogX. Free. See network activity in real time. Screen shot 

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