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networking for dummies

Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by volky, Feb 1, 2006.

  1. volky

    volky NRA Member Millennium Member

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    I need to learn more about TCP/IP protocalls, networking, subnet masks, and how it all fits together with routers, switches, hubs. I need the basics to build upon.

    Someone told me to go to Barnes Noble and get Networking for dummies.I have looked online for courses,but not sure which ones are the elementary stuff.

    Can someone point me to a good book or course so I can start understanding how it works?

    Thanks
     
  2. hwyhobo

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    Start right here and keep on going. :) Books are so 20th century. ~rf
     

  3. DragonRider

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    Might want to look at your local community college and take a class for a semester. I am adding to my BA in Bio a degree in Information System Security. Education will help you with new jobs and proves that you know it.

    John
     
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    A very good site! :cool: ;f
     
  5. redshift

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    The best possible thing you could do is get yourself a membership on http://safari.oreilly.com/

    They've got everything from books that will teach you the OSI model to writing your own BGP-4 meshes to setting up a 2 computer home network. All that, no paper, and always on demand. :)