Technology in Action Companion Web Site: www.pearsonhighered.com/techinaction. Here you’ll find additional resources to support and supplement chapter topics, including an Online Study Guide and Web Research Projects.
24x7 Pearson Product Support: http://247pearsoned.custhelp.com. Use this site to obtain help by phone, e-mail, or chat, or explore the knowledge base to find answers right on the site.
Chapter 7: Networking: Connecting Computing Devices
Amazon on Demand: http://www.amazon.com/Video-On-Demand/b/ref=sa_menu_atv2?ie=UTF8&node=16261631. Amazon’s video on demand service offers television shows and movies that are available for rent or for purchase. Customers can download content directly to some TiVO DVRs, or stream to certain video devices.
Apple Airport Extreme: http://www.apple.com/airportextreme/. Apple’s wireless base station which supports both the 2.4 GHz and the newer 5 GHz frequency range. This Wireless device also enables users to connect USB hard drives to facilitate simple network attached storage.
Broadband.gov: http://www.broadband.gov/qualitytest/about/. A set of consumer resource tools provided by the Federal Communications Commission, which include tools for users to test connections to their ISP to verify connection speeds to the Internet.
eStarling TouchConnect: http://www.estarling.com/. Maker of Wi-Fi-enabled digital picture frames that can draw content directly from services such as Flickr, Facebook, or Picasa. Newer frames can have content e-mailed directly to them through Gmail.
FON: www.fon.com/en. The largest Wi-Fi community in the world.
giac.org: http://www.giac.org/. The Global Information Assurance Certification is a professional certification that provides assurances that the bearer has practical computer, network, and software security skills.
Gmail: http://mail.google.com/mail/help/intl/en/about.html. Google’s free Web-based e-mail application that supports a variety of e-mail applications and protocols. Currently Gmail offers users 7.5 GB of free storage space.
Hewlett Packard MediaSmart: http://www.hp.com/united-states/campaigns/mediasmart-server/alt.html. A home server system that centralizes storage of all media files from all home computers into one place.
Hulu: http://www.hulu.com/. Find popular TV shows and movies for free.
IEEE: http://www.ieee.org/index.html. An international, nonprofit organization for the advancement of electronic technology. One of the activities of IEEE is the development of networking standards, such as the 802.11n wireless networking standard.
iNet WOL: http://bananaglue.de/wol/index_e.php. A tool available for the iPod Touch/iPhone/iPad that will remotely wake up any computer connected to your home network. Mac OS devices can be remotely shut down or put to sleep using this tool.
Jiwire: www.jiwire.com. A leading mobile audience media company, leveraging Wi-Fi to deliver ads to audiences.
Logitech Digital Video Security System: http://www.logitech.com/video-security-systems?WT.mc_id=global_redirect_dvs. An integrated security monitoring system that links several Web-enabled cameras to surveillance system software. Cameras can be viewed live from the Web. E-mail and text notifications can be set up based on certain events, such as when motion occurs.
My Book Live: http://www.wdc.com/en/products/Products.asp?DriveID=872. Western Digital’s home network drive, which enables centralized storage of files in one spot for all home network users.
Newegg.com: http://www.newegg.com/. Offers a comprehensive selection of all the latest high-tech products, PC hardware, and peripherals, such as keyboards and mice.
Net Meter: http://www.hootech.com/NetMeter/. A tool that monitors network traffic through your computer’s network connections.
Speedtest: www.speedtest.net. Test the speed of your Internet connection at home and in the computer lab at your school.
Tiger Direct: www.tigerdirect.com. A technology distributor, providing competitive prices on computers and other components: motherboards, processors, hard drives, optical drives, cases, and more.
Time Capsule: http://www.apple.com/timecapsule/. A backup device for MacOS machines that automatically backs up everything from a wireless MacOS client. The Time Capsule device is also a fully functional AirPort base station.
WeFi.com: www.wefi.com. Find, connect, and enjoy Wi-Fi anywhere around the world.
Whisher: www.whisher.com. Provides Wi-Fi access worldwide.
WiFi Free Spot: www.wififreespot.com. A listing of locations that offer free Wi-Fi.
Wi-Fi Hot Spot List: www.wi-fihotspotlist.com. A resource for people seeking Wi-Fi hot spot locations.
WiFi.com: www.wifi.com. Links individuals to share their Wi-Fi connections in a secure manner.
Additional LinksControl4: http://www.control4.com/residential/. Control4 is a provider of communications solutions that seek to provide Internet access to a variety of home appliances and devices.