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Bill Slater
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Chicago, IL  60622

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Bill Slater
Fall 1999
CUSD 200
Wheaton, IL


Building Your Own Home Computer Network
Using Microsoft Software

If you are thinking of buying your second or third PC, or if you already have two or more PCs around your home, you could benefit greatly by wiring them together to create your own home local area network (LAN).  This class is targeted specifically at meeting the needs of those who have PC experience and experience in Microsoft software (Windows for Workgroups 3.1, Windows 95, Windows 98, and/or Windows NT).  Topics to be covered are:  What is a Network?  Why build a Network?  Type of Networks.  Networking Basics. Networking Components.  Operating Systems.  Hardware. Software. Troubleshooting, and Expanding your Network.  This class will be taught over a period of seven weeks.  There will be a LOT of hands on experience as participants get several opportunities to bring their PC to class, in order to create and work on a network in class. 


The teacher, Bill Slater, has his own home network of 15 computers.  Visit his home page on the World Wide Web at to see a picture of his LAN and to see course materials from his other classes.  Bill has taught Internet classes in the CUSD 200 Adult Education program at Wheaton North High School since March 1996.  In addition, he has been working as a computer professional since 1977 and loves teaching. 



Building Your Own Home Computer Network
Using Microsoft Software






Terminology, Basic Principles, Uses, OSI Model, NICs

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Architecture, Design, Components, Network Applet in the Control Panel / 1 Hour Lab

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Protocols / 1 Hour Lab

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Network Management, Shares, Backups, NT Domains, and other Microsoft Networking Stuff / 1 Hour Lab

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Documentation and Troubleshooting / 1 Hour Lab

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Intranets, PWS, and Other Network Operating Systems / 1 Hour Lab

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Internet Connection and Career Opportunities in Networking / 1 Hour Lab

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