Overview

Upgrading and Repairing Networks, Fifth Edition is the definitive guide for anyone with a network, from home networking enthusiasts to professional network administrators. The book explains network architectures and protocols using plain English and real-world examples, and gives valuable insight for fixing network problems. This updated edition includes the latest on network planning and design, and building a network using wired, wireless, or both technologies. It covers the latest updates in Windows XP Service...
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Overview

Upgrading and Repairing Networks, Fifth Edition is the definitive guide for anyone with a network, from home networking enthusiasts to professional network administrators. The book explains network architectures and protocols using plain English and real-world examples, and gives valuable insight for fixing network problems. This updated edition includes the latest on network planning and design, and building a network using wired, wireless, or both technologies. It covers the latest updates in Windows XP Service Pack 2, as well as Gigabit Ethernet, virtual LANs, Bluetooth, WAP, security, firewalls, and VPN use.
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Scott Mueller’s Upgrading and Repairing Networks, Fifth Edition is remarkably comprehensive and amazingly useful. If you need to keep a network running -- or make it run better -- you’ll rely on it constantly.

It covers the entire network lifecycle, from planning upgrades and migrations through day-to-day maintenance. It covers everything from physical components to protocols, both wired and wireless. It covers both Windows and Unix/Linux, and environments ranging from the enterprise to the home office. It thoroughly addresses meat-and-potatoes issues like user/resource management, printing, storage, and security. And, of course, it offers an immense amount of troubleshooting help -- including full chapters on problem-solving strategies, testing and analysis tools, and IP network troubleshooting.

What’s new in this edition? Plenty: new wireless security standards and firewalls, 10GB Ethernet, 802.11g and its proprietary extensions, WinXP SP2, new Smartphone coverage, and a whole lot more. Bill Camarda, from the July 2006 Read Only

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780132714761
  • Publisher: Pearson Education
  • Publication date: 5/25/2006
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 1024
  • File size: 16 MB
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Meet the Author

Scott Mueller is the most trusted, authoritative hardware voice in the industry, whose book Upgrading and Repairing PCs has sold more than 2 million copies. Scott has taught hardware repair to a host of agencies in the U.S. and foreign governments, and corporations in the United States, Canada, Australia and Europe.

Terry Ogletree is a consultant who has worked with networked computers since 1980, and with Unix and TCP/IP since 1985. He has worked with Windows networking tools since their first availability, and occasionally contributes articles to PC Magazine.

Mark Edward Soper has taught computer troubleshooting to thousands of students since 1992. He has contributed to multiple editions of Upgrading and Repairing PCs as well as writing Leo Laporte's PC Help Desk, Absolute Beginner's Guide to A+ Certification, and many more titles.

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Table of Contents

Introduction

I UP FRONT: NETWORK PLANNING AND DESIGN CONCEPTS

1 A Short History of Computer Networking

2 Overview of Network Topologies

3 Network Design Strategies

4 Upgrading Strategies and Project Management

5 Protecting the Network: Preventative Maintenance Techniques

II PHYSICAL NETWORKING COMPONENTS

6 Wiring the Network-Cables, Connectors, Concentrators, and Other Network Components

7 Network Interface Cards

8 Network Switches

9 Virtual LANs

10 Routers

11 Network Attached Storage (NAS) and Storage Area Networks (SAN)

III LOW-LEVEL NETWORK PROTOCOLS

12 The IEEE LAN/MAN Committee Networking Standards

13 Ethernet: The Universal Standard

IV DEDICATED CONNECTIONS AND WAN PROTOCOLS

14 Dial-Up Connections

15 Dedicated Connections

16 Digital Subscriber Lines (DSL) Technology

17 Using a Cable Modem

V WIRELESS NETWORKING PROTOCOLS

18 Introduction to Wireless Networking

19 IEEE 802.11b: Wi-Fi Pioneer

20 Faster Service: IEEE 802.11a

21 The IEEE 802.11g Standard

22 Bluetooth Wireless Technology

23 Security and Other Wireless Technologies

VI LAN AND WAN NETWORK, SERVICE, AND APPLICATION PROTOCOLS

24 Overview of the TCP/IP Protocol Suite

25 Basic TCP/IP Services and Applications

26 Internet Mail Protocols: POP3, SMTP, and IMAP

27 Troubleshooting Tools for TCP/IP Networks

28 BOOTP and Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP)

29 Network Name Resolution

30 Using the Active Directory

31 File Server Protocols

32 The Hypertext Transfer Protocol

33 Routing Protocols

34 The Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) Protocol

35 Introduction to the IPv6 Protocol

VII NETWORK USER AND RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

36 Windows NT Domains

37 Windows 2000 and Windows Server 2003 User and Computer Management Utilities

38 Managing Unix and Linux Users

39 Rights and Permissions

40 Network Printing Protocols

41 Print Servers

VIII SYSTEM AND NETWORK SECURITY

42 Basic Security Measures Every Network Administrator Needs to Know

43 Auditing and Other Monitoring Measures

44 Security Issues for Wide Area Networks

45 Firewalls

46 Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) and Tunneling

47 Encryption Technology

IX TROUBLESHOOTING NETWORKS

48 Strategies for Troubleshooting Network Problems

49 Network Testing and Analysis Tools

50 Troubleshooting Small Office and Home Office (SOHO) Networks

X UPGRADING NETWORK HARDWARE

51 Upgrading Older Ethernet Networks

52 Upgrading from Bridges and Hubs to Routers and Switches

53 Adding Wireless Networking to a LAN

XI MIGRATION AND INTEGRATION

54 Migrating from NetWare to Windows 2000 or Windows Server 2003

55 Migration and Integration Issues: Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows 2003, Unix, and Linux

56 Migrating from Windows NT 4.0 to Windows 2000, Windows 2003, and Windows XP

57 Migration and Integration: NetWare, Unix, and Linux

XII APPENDIXES

A Overview of the OSI Seven-Layer Networking Reference Model

B Networking Glossary

C Internet Resources for Network Administrators

D The Lightweight Directory Access Protocol

E Introduction to Setting Up a SOHO Network

Index

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