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Using a unique modular approach, this comprehensive book discusses the key topics and issues essential to networking professionals. Its modular design is presented in two parts, and consists of eight core chapters followed by eight coordinated resource modules.

An MIS-oriented introductory networking text. Introduces networking concepts, emphasizing Internet TCP/IP concepts and protocol layers. Covers terminal-host communication, LAN technologies, local and enterprise internets, and PC networking. Discusses management standards and systems, examines networked communication applications (groupware and videoconferencing), database applications, and reengineering. Study aids and supplementary materials are available on the Web.

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A modular textbook about all forms of electronic communication involving computers, with 11 core chapters and 10 advanced topic chapters. Topics include the basic communication model, standards agencies and architectures, the computer (transport) layer, Internet access via CSLIP and PPP, terminal emulation, telephone transmission, asynchronous ascii transmission, IEEE LAN standards, Nupools, SCMA/CS and the 802.3 Mac layer frame, the 802.5 token-ring network, local internets, network management, and the OSI architecture. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780136153405
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • Publication date: 5/21/2008
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 7
  • Pages: 624
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 An introduction to networking 1
Case study : Pat Lee's Home network 42
Hands-on : configuring Windows XP Home for networking 59
Case study : XTR consulting : a SOHO network with dedicated servers 77
Ch. 2 Network standards 94
Ch. 3 Physical layer propagation : UTP and optical fiber 140
Hands-on : cutting and connectorizing UTP 180
Ch. 4 Ethernet LANs 187
Token-ring networks 227
Ch. 5 Wireless LANs (WLANs) 233
Ch. 6 Telecommunications 278
Ch. 7 Wide area networks (WANs) 311
Case study : First Bank of Paradise's wide area networks 342
Ch. 8 TCP/IP Internetworking 346
Hands-on : packet capture and analysis with winDUMP and TCPDUMP 389
Ch. 9 Hands-on : Windows XP Home security 439
Ch. 10 Network management 469
Ch. 11 Networked applications 499
Module A More on TCP and IP 531
Module B More on modulation 556
Module C More on telecommunications 560
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