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How To Build A Home Network. Houliang Li December 4, 1999. I. Review of Home LANs. History of home LANs Why do we need home LANs? The best model for your home LAN. Contact houliang_li@yahoo.com. FOR MORE INFO. History of home LANs.

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How To Build A Home Network

Houliang Li

December 4, 1999


I. Review of Home LANs

  • History of home LANs

  • Why do we need home LANs?

  • The best model for your home LAN

Contact houliang_li@yahoo.com

FOR MORE INFO...


History of home LANs

  • Phase I: Single computer in a home

  • Phase II: Two machines in a home

  • Phase III: Home LANs inspired by the Internet

  • Phase IV: The future of home LANs


Why do we need home LANs?

  • File sharing

  • Resource sharing

  • Equipment revival

  • Cost cutting

Contact houliang_li@yahoo.com

FOR MORE INFO...


The best model for your home LAN

  • Peer-to-peer network

  • Client/server network

  • Hybrid network


II. The Physical Network for Your Home LAN

  • Comparing different topologies

  • Network interface cards

  • Alternative approaches to Home LAN


Comparing different topologies

  • The bus topology

  • The star topology

  • The token ring

FOR MORE INFO...

Contact houliang_li@yahoo.com


Network interface cards

  • Internal NIC

    • BNC type NIC

    • RJ-45 type NIC

    • BNC/RJ-45 combo card


Network interface cards (cont.)

  • External NIC

    • PCMCIA type II combo card

    • USB Ethernet converter


Phoneline network

Wireless network

Fast Ethernet network

Alternative methods of building your home network


III. Communication Protocols for Your Home LAN

  • Networking protocol stacks

  • Choosing your best protocols

FOR MORE INFO...

Contact houliang_li@yahoo.com


Networking protocol stacks

  • NetBEUI

  • IPX/SPX

  • TCP/IP

FOR MORE INFO...

Contact houliang_li@yahoo.com


Choosing your best protocols

  • If you do not plan to share Internet access...

  • If you need to share your only phone line and ISP account...

  • If you are a multi-player gaming enthusiast...

FOR MORE INFO...

Contact houliang_li@yahoo.com


IV. Configuring Your Machines on the LAN

  • Checking and adding network components

  • Software configuration

  • Sharing resources

  • Mapping shared resources

FOR MORE INFO...

Contact houliang_li@yahoo.com


Checking and adding network components

  • Client for Microsoft Networks

  • Look for the newly installed NIC

  • File and printer sharing for Microsoft Networks

  • Add missing components

FOR MORE INFO...

Contact houliang_li@yahoo.com


Software configuration

  • Configure TCP/IP stack

  • File and Print Sharing

  • Primary Network Logon

  • Removing useless network components

  • Setting up Identification and Access Control tabs


Sharing resources

FOR MORE INFO...


Mapping shared resources


V. Using and Maintaining Your Home LAN

  • Welcome to the networked world of the new millennium


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