Ethernet Networks: Design, Implementation, Operation, Management / Edition 4

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Ethernet Networks, Fourth Edition, provides everything you need to know to plan, implement, manage and upgrade Ethernet networks.
* Improve your skills in employing Ethernet hubs, switches, and routers.
* Learn how to set up and operate a wireless Local Area Network (LAN).
* Discover how to extend a wired Ethernet via wireless LANs.
* Understand cabling standards and the role of NEXT (Near End Crosstalk), FEXT (Far End Crosstalk) and other transmission parameters.
* Profit from Gilbert Held's tips and tricks on enhancing security
... and much more.

This indispensable resource features up-to-date coverage of:
* Wireless Ethernet (IEEE802.11 standards)
* 10Gbps Ethernet
* Firewalls in both a wired and wireless environment
* The operation of new versions of Windows(r) on Ethernet LANs
* The use of LAN switches at and above layer 2 in the ISO reference model
* Copper and fiber optic cable to transport high speed Ethernet

Network planners, administrators, and system engineers working with Ethernet networks will find Ethernet Networks, Fourth Edition, an invaluable tool for implementing, updating, and managing their networks.

Packed with up-to-the-minute information, this book is a must for any LAN team working with or considering creating an Ethernet network. An updated edition of the classic primer on all things Ethernet, it addresses the technical and financial issues involved in planning, implementing, maintaining, and upgrading Ethernet networks. New technologies such as switching hubs and routers are also discussed.

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Editorial Reviews

New edition of a comprehensive guide to planning, implementing, managing, and upgrading Ethernet networks. Presents an introduction to networking concepts and standards, tying these in to the specific development of Ethernet technology. Discusses networking hardware and software, including the use of switches, bridges, and routers, as well as lesser known equipment. Provides information on recent developments such as Gigabit Ethernet and Virtual LANs. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470844762
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 1/6/2003
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 612
  • Product dimensions: 7.56 (w) x 9.37 (h) x 1.28 (d)

Meet the Author

GILBERT HELD is an internationally known award winning author and teacher with over 30 years experience in managing large networks.

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Table of Contents



Introduction to Networking Concepts.

Networking Standards.

Ethernet Networks.

Frame Operations.

Networking Hardware and Software.

Bridging and Switching Methods and Performance Issues.


Wireless Ethernet.


Managing the Network.

The Future of Ethernet.


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