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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: 9780789735300
  • Publisher: Que
  • Publication date: 5/25/2006
  • Series: Upgrading and Repairing Series
  • Edition description: Revised Edition
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 1178
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.12 (h) x 2.38 (d)

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 1
I Up Front: Network Planning and Design Concepts 7
1 A Short History of Computer Networking 9
2 Overview of Network Topologies 13
3 Network Design Strategies 31
4 Upgrading Strategies and Project Management 43
5 Protecting the Network: Preventative Maintenance Techniques 57
II Physical Networking Components 71
6 Wiring the Network - Cables, Connectors, Concentrators, and Other Network Components 73
7 Network Interface Cards 103
8 Network Switches 125
9 Virtual LANs 137
10 Routers 147
11 Network Attached Storage and Storage Area Networks 163
III Low-Level Network Protocols 183
12 The IEEE LAN/MAN Committee Networking Standards 185
13 The Oldest LAN Protocol Is Still Kicking: ARCnet 193
14 Ethernet: The Universal Standard 205
IV Dedicated Connections and WAN Protocols 235
15 Dial-Up Connections 237
16 Dedicated Connections 249
17 Digital Subscriber Lines (DSL) Technology 267
18 Using a Cable Modem 279
V Wireless Networking Protocols 287
19 Introduction to Wireless Networking 289
20 IEEE 802.11b: It's Here and It's Inexpensive 301
21 Faster Service: IEEE 802.11a 307
22 The IEEE 802.11g Standard 313
23 Bluetooth Wireless Technology 329
24 Other Wireless Technologies 345
VI LAN and WAN Network, Service, and Application Protocols 353
25 Overview of the TCP/IP Protocol Suite 355
26 Basic TCP/IP Services and Applications 399
27 Internet Mail Protocols: POP3, SMTP, and IMAP 431
28 Troubleshooting Tools for TCP/IP Networks 447
29 BOOTP and Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) 473
30 Network Name Resolution 513
31 Using the Active Directory 545
32 Overview of Novell NetWare IPX/SPX 583
33 Overview of the Novell Bindery and Novell Directory Services 599
34 Expanding and Enhancing NDS: NetWare's eDirectory 623
35 File Server Protocols 631
36 The Hypertext Transfer Protocol 665
37 Routing Protocols 673
38 The Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) Protocol 685
39 Introduction to the IPv6 Protocol 691
VII Network User and Resource Management 699
40 Windows NT Domains 701
41 Windows 2000 and Windows Server 2003 User and Computer Management Utilities 723
42 Managing Unix and Linux Users 741
43 Rights and Permissions 759
44 Network Printing Protocols 787
45 Print Servers 795
VIII System and Network Security 845
46 Basic Security Measures Every Network Administrator Needs to Know 847
47 Auditing and Other Monitoring Measures 865
48 Security Issues for Wide Area Networks 889
49 Firewalls 909
50 Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) and Tunneling 929
51 Encryption Technology 939
IX Troubleshooting Networks 947
52 Strategies for Troubleshooting Network Problems 949
53 Network Testing and Analysis Tools 959
54 Troubleshooting Small Office and Home Office (SOHO) Networks 979
X Upgrading Network Hardware 989
55 Upgrading from ARCnet to Ethernet or Token-Ring 991
56 Upgrading from Token-Ring to Ethernet 999
57 Upgrading Older Ethernet Networks 1005
58 Upgrading from Bridges and Hubs to Routers and Switches 1015
59 Adding Wireless Networking to a LAN 1027
XI Migration and Integration 1033
60 Migrating from NetWare to Windows 2000 or Windows Server 2003 1035
61 Migration and Integration Issues: Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows 2003, Unix, and Linux 1059
62 Migrating from Windows NT 4.0 to Windows 2000, Windows 2003, and Windows XP 1087
63 Migration and Integration: NetWare, Unix, and Linux 1111
Appendixes 1119
A Overview of the OSI Seven-Layer Networking Reference Model 1121
B: Networking Glossary 1127
C: Internet Resources for Network Administrators 1145
D The Lightweight Directory Access Protocol 1153
E Introduction to Setting Up a SOHO Network 1163
Index 1175
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