Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


BDFL - Memuneh
68478 posts

Uber Geek

Lifetime subscriber

#87832 8-Aug-2011 14:42
Send private message

Hello folks! I was offered the opportunity to giveaway some copies of an eBook "Network Your Computer and Devices", by Ciprian Adrian Rusen. These versions come in all the popular formats: PDF, Mobi, ePub, APK and Daisy, so that you can read them on the device of your choice.

The book is written by Ciprian Adrian Rusen, from 7 Tutorials. It is aimed at people who want to build and manage their own small home network. It focuses mostly on Windows 7 and covers all the networking related features this operating system has to offer.

I had a quick read through an electronic copy and was surprised to find things even I didn't know (or didn't realised was possible to do). So I'm sure it will be a addition to anyone's digital library here on Geekzone.

It covers network interoperability between Windows 7 and other major operating systems: Windows XP Service Pack 3, Windows Vista Service Pack 2, Mac OS X v10.6 (Snow Leopard) and Ubuntu Linux v10.10 (Maverick Meerkat).

In approximately 560 pages, you get extensive coverage on the following topics:

• Chapter 1: Setting Up a Router and Devices
• Chapter 2: Setting User Accounts on All Computers
• Chapter 3: Setting Up Your Libraries on All Windows 7 Computers
• Chapter 4: Creating the Network
• Chapter 5: Customizing Network Sharing Settings in Windows 7
• Chapter 6: Creating the Homegroup and Joining Windows 7 Computers
• Chapter 7: Sharing Libraries and Folders
• Chapter 8: Sharing and Working with Devices
• Chapter 9: Streaming Media Over the Network and the Internet
• Chapter 10: Sharing Between Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7 Computers
• Chapter 11: Sharing Between Mac OS X and Windows 7 Computers
• Chapter 12: Sharing Between Ubuntu Linux and Windows 7 Computers
• Chapter 13: Keeping the Network Secure
• Chapter 14: Setting Up Parental Controls
• Chapter 15: Troubleshooting Network and Internet Problems

How to enter:
Just reply here with a comment on why you think this book could help you, what kinds of problems you found when creating networks. Please do not discuss solutions - the replies are the entries and should be just one per person.

The fineprint:
  This competition is open until the 15th August, when seven entries will be drawn. Open to anywhere in the world. No purchase necessary. Previously banned users are not eligible to win. Only one reply in this topic. The prize will be sent as a link to electronic download.

Good luck!



These links are referral codes


Geekzone broadband switch | Eletricity comparison and switch | Hatch investment (NZ$ 10 bonus if NZ$100 deposited within 30 days) | Sharesies | Mighty Ape | Backblaze | Amazon | My technology disclosure

Create new topic


155 posts

Master Geek

  #503361 8-Aug-2011 14:52
Send private message

Am I the first to enter?

Easy answer to that question can this ebook help me? By slowing down the increase of grey hair population!

I swear it's since Microsoft became so profilic (yes, I've been around a while) that my hair went grey at a corresponding rate. I am now trying to stop them going white...

23199 posts

Uber Geek

Lifetime subscriber

  #503367 8-Aug-2011 15:06
Send private message

Heh at least you still have hair! :)


1376 posts

Uber Geek


  #503386 8-Aug-2011 15:31
Send private message

Since getting a couple of new devices I've wanted to set up network sharing to the wireless printer. I haven't looked for answers yet. Perhaps such detail is included in the eBook, in which case I'll have a chance to read all about it on one of my new devices.  I'm open to learning new things and there will be a swag of other good tid bits to learn along the way. Thanks for the opportunity to enter.

Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900I

763 posts

Ultimate Geek


  #503389 8-Aug-2011 15:36
Send private message

I would love the book, every time i set up a new Samba on Ubuntu i have to go and find all my old tweaks and guides (why i forget to bookmark them everytime is beyond me). Also at the moment my home network is defined by default Windows, i would love to take control of it

Anyway, good luck to whoever wins

Professional Forum Lurker

42 posts



  #503396 8-Aug-2011 15:50
Send private message

Late comer to the Windows 7 world (only in the last 6 months) and need to look to setup network between PC and media players which currently have USB drives hanging off them. Would be great to rationalise everything using an efficient network setup.

4431 posts

Uber Geek
Inactive user

  #503397 8-Aug-2011 15:51
Send private message

I still cant get 7 to talk to Vista, and XP ingores both of them. Ubuntu just quietly cries in the corner...

2971 posts

Uber Geek

Lifetime subscriber

  #503403 8-Aug-2011 15:59
Send private message

Yes please, Windows 7 and OSX. ARRGH!

My views (except when I am looking out their windows) are not those of my employer.


1 post

Wannabe Geek

  #507347 16-Aug-2011 15:01
Send private message

My family fight over time on the one Internet-enabled computer. I believe a wireless network will bring harmony into my home--everyone can be connected at the same time, anywhere in the house, and I also won't have to deal with any unsightly wiring.

Also I wan't to be able to wirelessly stream all my music to my stereo and hear my favorite tunes through real speakers if that is possible.

For those reasons I believe this book will help me. Thanks 

Create new topic

News »

Amazon introduces new Echo devices
Posted 25-Sep-2020 11:56

Mad Catz introduces new S.T.R.I.K.E. 13 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard
Posted 25-Sep-2020 11:34

Vodafone NZ upgrades international submarine network
Posted 25-Sep-2020 09:09

Jabra announces wireless noise-cancelling airbuds, upgrade existing model
Posted 24-Sep-2020 14:43

Nokia 3.4 to be available in New Zealand
Posted 24-Sep-2020 14:34

HP announces new HP ENVY laptops aimed at content creators
Posted 24-Sep-2020 14:02

Logitech introduce MX Anywhere 3
Posted 21-Sep-2020 21:17

Countdown unveils contactless shopping with new Scan&Go tech
Posted 21-Sep-2020 09:48

HP unveils new innovations for businesses adapting to rapidly evolving workstyles and workforces
Posted 17-Sep-2020 15:36

GoPro launches new HERO9 Black camera
Posted 17-Sep-2020 09:45

Telecommunications industry launches new 5G Facts website
Posted 17-Sep-2020 07:56

New Zealand ranks 3rd in world in GSMA index
Posted 15-Sep-2020 10:13

Trend Micro Security Suite adds web monitoring to prevent identity theft
Posted 14-Sep-2020 15:37

NVIDIA to acquire Arm for US$ 40 billion
Posted 14-Sep-2020 12:27

Epson launches its next gen A3+ colour EcoTank multi-function printer
Posted 10-Sep-2020 16:08

Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.

Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron

Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.