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Title:
Home Networking - A visual do-it-yourself guide
Author:
Brian Underdahl
ISBN:
1-58720-127-5
Publisher:
Cisco Press
Pages:
Price:
Reviewer:
Ian Bruntlett
Subject:
networking
Appeared in:
18-6

In this book's favour, it is a slim volume with plenty of practical examples and helpful photographs, split up into three manageable parts (Introduction, Starting your network, Enhancing your network). It discusses wired networks, wireless networks and combinations of the two. It is a partisan work, however - always recommending a "Linksys model X" or a "Linksys model Y" etc. throughout the book. In terms of doing the reader favours, though, it falls flat on its face. True, this book is the best I've seen so far in terms of introducing a reader to the topic but this book lacks both a glossary and a further reading section. I feel that Cisco Press should commission a follow up book that digs a bit deeper and discusses the protocols involved.

Verdict: Excellent introduction, technological dead end.