Networking For Dummies is a really good book about computer networks. Unlike other titles, which delve into the inner mysteries of TCP/IP and other really technical stuff, this one is much more clearly aimed at amateur techies and computer enthusiasts. It tells you how to set up, configure and optimize a PC network in order to share files and folders, use printers, use the internet, and so on.
It's very much aimed at Windows users, rather than Linux gurus. And although it does still cover some technical stuff like TCP/IP, it's actually very readable and useful. Especially if you want to understand how IP addresses and subnets work, and why some computers in your home or office might have trouble talking to others.
Networking For Dummies costs $15.99, but for the next couple of weeks you can download the entire book as a PDF file for free. The download is around 16 MB and you get it by entering your details at http://www.tradepub.com/free/w_wile240/prgm.cgi.
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