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Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Networking, Fourth Edition by Joe Habraken

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Chapter 17. Networking on the Run

In this chapter

  • Understanding laptop computer screen technology

  • Working with laptop expansion cards

  • Understanding remote access

  • Configuring dial-up access

  • Working with Virtual Private Networking

  • PDAs and the network

In this chapter, we take a look at business on the run—mobile computing. With increasing numbers of employees either working on the road or telecommuting from home (for at least a portion of the work week), the ability to connect these remote users to the corporate network has became an important aspect of managing network users and resources.

We have already taken a look at WAN technology in Chapter 12, “Expanding a LAN with WAN Technology.” A number of different technologies were discussed, ranging from ...

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