My eighth book, Broadband Internet Connections: A User's Guide to DSL and Cable, describes how to get the most out of a high-speed Internet connection. The book begins with a discussion of the technologies involved (DSL, cable, satellite, and so on), proceeds on to hardware and software configuration, and moves on to discussions of running popular servers, sharing a connection among several computers, and broadband security issues. I wrote the book with small businesses and home users in mind, and especially those who want to go beyond merely browsing the Web at high speed. Broadband connections open up a world of possibilities that aren't often explored with dial-up connections, and this book serves as an introduction to these possibilities. Approximate page count: 600.
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