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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 [email protected] 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 [email protected]

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 [email protected]

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 [email protected]


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 [email protected]


Networking protocol stacks

  • NetBEUI

  • IPX/SPX

  • TCP/IP

FOR MORE INFO...

Contact [email protected]


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 [email protected]


IV. Configuring Your Machines on the LAN

  • Checking and adding network components

  • Software configuration

  • Sharing resources

  • Mapping shared resources

FOR MORE INFO...

Contact [email protected]


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 [email protected]


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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