Using Networks

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Using Networks is a comprehensive reference to every connectivity option available. The title explains and compares the latest technologies to help the reader understand the technology and put their knowledge to work. The book starts out with a primer on general networking concepts and the description of LANs and networks. The reader progresses through sections on hardware and various networking standards including an excellent easy-to-understand explanation of the 7 layer OSI model. Continuing on they discover ...
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Overview

Using Networks is a comprehensive reference to every connectivity option available. The title explains and compares the latest technologies to help the reader understand the technology and put their knowledge to work. The book starts out with a primer on general networking concepts and the description of LANs and networks. The reader progresses through sections on hardware and various networking standards including an excellent easy-to-understand explanation of the 7 layer OSI model. Continuing on they discover the functions of file servers and other shared services including modems, and printers. It also includes thorough sections on network operating systems. Moving on, discussions focus on connectivity of a network to other networks and mainframe computers. New to the book will be increased coverage of the services and pitfalls associated with the Internet. As either a cover-to-cover read or as a well-used desktop reference Using Networks helps the reader work more efficiently with their existing or planned network everyday!
  • Thoroughly researched coverage provides the best solutions for your connectivity needs
  • Extensively updated to include easy-to-understand information on the latest networking technologies
  • Indispensable source to help the reader make the right decisions for a proposed or existing network
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780789715968
  • Publisher: PTG Software
  • Publication date: 4/1/1998
  • Series: Using Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 502
  • Product dimensions: 7.29 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.99 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1
1 Society + Commerce = Connectivity 5
2 Charting Your Network Courses 17
3 Connecting PCs for Printer Sharing and File Exchange 31
4 A Field Guide to LANs 43
5 LAN Adapters: The Hardware Heart of the LAN 75
6 Your Network Can't Be Better than Its Cable 95
7 The Story of Ethernet, Token-Ring, and ARCnet 131
8 The Structure of Network Operating Systems 161
9 Using the Network Operating Systems 191
10 LAN Portals 247
11 Fast WAN Links 271
12 The Protocols of the Internet 309
13 Linking PCs to Mainframe Systems 329
14 Telephone Modems 349
15 Network Remote Access 383
16 Network Management and Control 399
17 Network Productivity Tools 427
A Glossary 443
B What's on the Web Page? 475
Index 477
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