Ethernet Networking for the Small Office and Professional Home Office by Jan L. Harrington, NOOK Book (eBook) | Barnes & Noble
Ethernet Networking for the Small Office and Professional Home Office

Ethernet Networking for the Small Office and Professional Home Office

by Jan L. Harrington
     
 

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In a local area network (LAN) or intranet, there are many pieces of hardare trying to gain access to the network transmission media at the same time (i.e., phone lines, coax, wireless, etc.). However, a network cable or wireless transmission frequency can physically only allow one node to use it at a given time. Therefore, there must be some way to regulate which node

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In a local area network (LAN) or intranet, there are many pieces of hardare trying to gain access to the network transmission media at the same time (i.e., phone lines, coax, wireless, etc.). However, a network cable or wireless transmission frequency can physically only allow one node to use it at a given time. Therefore, there must be some way to regulate which node has control of the medium (a media access control, or MAC, protocol). Ethernet is a MAC protocol; it is one way to regulate physical access to network tranmission media.

Ethernet networking is used primarily by networks that are contained within a single physical location. If you need to design, install, and manage a network in such an envronment, i.e., home or small business office, then this book will give you an in-depth understanding of the technology involved in an Ethernet network.

One of the major goals of this book is to demystify the jargon of networks so that the reader gains a working familiarity with common networking terminology and acronyms.

In addition, this books explains not only how to choose and configure network hardware but also provides practical information about the types of network devices and software needed to make it all work. Tips and direction on how to manage an Ethernet network are also provided.

This book therefore goes beyond the hardware aspects of Ethernet to look at the entire network from bottom to top, along with enough technical detail to enable the reader to make intelligent choices about what types of transmission media are used and the way in which the various parts of the network are interconnected.

*Explains how the Ethernet works, with emphasis on current technologies and emerging trends in gigabit and fast Ethernet, WiFi, routers, and security issues
*Teaches how to design and select complementary components of Ethernet networks with a focus on home and small business applications
*Discuses the various types of cables, software, and hardware involved in constructing, connecting, operating and monitoring Ethernet networks

Editorial Reviews

The Barnes & Noble Review
If you build Ethernet networks -- or must keep them running -- you may have learned what you know "on the fly," through trial and error. This book will ground what you already know, so you can do the job right the first time, and avoid (or solve) problems you might otherwise find hopelessly inscrutable.

Longtime networking expert Jan Harrington starts with the essentials and principles of Ethernet, then systematically answers the questions real people ask about it: How do I decide where to run cable, how to organize it, and which cable to use? What do I need to know about routing and routers? How do I integrate Wi-Fi into the Ethernet network I already have? How do I defend my network against attack without becoming a full-time security specialist?

Perhaps most useful of all: Harrington's full section of Ethernet "solution examples," ranging from professional's home networks to real estate agencies and small law firms. Bill Camarda, from the August 2007 Read Only

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780080553603
Publisher:
Elsevier Science
Publication date:
07/28/2010
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Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
352
File size:
13 MB
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Meet the Author

Jan L. Harrington, author of more than 35 books on a variety of technical subjects, has been writing about databases since 1984. She retired in 2013 from her position as professor and chair of the Department of Computing Technology at Marist College, where she taught database design and management, data communications, computer architecture, and the impact of technology on society for 25 years.

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