Cable and Wireless Networks: Theory and Practice

Cable and Wireless Networks: Theory and Practice

by Mario Marques da Silva

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Overview

Cable and Wireless Networks: Theory and Practice by Mario Marques da Silva

Cable and Wireless Networks: Theory and Practice presents a comprehensive approach to networking, cable and wireless communications, and networking security. It describes the most important state-of-the-art fundamentals and system details in the field, as well as many key aspects concerning the development and understanding of current and emergent services.

In this book, the author gathers in a single volume current and emergent cable and wireless network services and technologies. Unlike other books, which cover each one of these topics independently without establishing their natural relationships, this book allows students to quickly learn and improve their mastering of the covered topics with a deeper understanding of their interconnection. It also collects in a single source the latest developments in the area, typically only within reach of an active researcher.

Each chapter illustrates the theory of cable and wireless communications with relevant examples, hands-on exercises, and review questions suitable for readers with a BSc degree or an MSc degree in computer science or electrical engineering. This approach makes the book well suited for higher education students in courses such as networking, telecommunications, mobile communications, and network security. This is an excellent reference book for academic, institutional, and industrial professionals with technical responsibilities in planning, design and development of networks, telecommunications and security systems, and mobile communications, as well as for Cisco CCNA and CCNP exam preparation.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781498746816
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 01/19/2016
Pages: 720
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Mário Marques da Silva is an associate professor and the director of the Department of Sciences and Technologies at Universidade Autónoma de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal. He also is a researcher at Instituto de Telecomunicações in Lisbon, Portugal. He earned his BSc degree in electrical engineering in 1992, and MSc and PhD degrees in electrical and computer engineering (telecommunications) in 1999 and 2005, respectively, both from Instituto Superior Técnico, University of Lisbon, Portugal. His research interests include networking and mobile communications, namely Internet protocol (IP) technologies and network security, block transmission techniques, interference cancellation, MIMO systems, and software-defined radio.

Table of Contents

Introduction to Data Communications and Networking
Fundamentals of Communications
Present and Future of Telecommunications
Chapter Summary
Review Questions
Lab Exercises

Network Protocol Architectures
Introduction to the Network Architecture Concept
Open System Interconnection—Reference Model
Overview of the TCP/IP Architecture
Chapter Summary
Review Questions
Lab Exercises

Channel Impairments
Shannon Capacity
Nyquist Sampling Theorem
Attenuation
Noise Sources
Influence of the Transmission Channel
Interference Sources
Chapter Summary
Review Questions
Lab Exercises

Cable Transmission Mediums
Twisted Pairs
Coaxial Cables
Optical Fibers
Interference Parameters in Metallic Conductors
Chapter Summary
Review Questions
Lab Exercises

Wireless Transmission Mediums
Wireless Propagation
Satellite Communication Systems
Terrestrial Microwave Systems
Chapter Summary
Review Questions
Lab Exercises

Source Coding and Transmission Techniques
Source Coding
Differential and Nondifferential Transmission
Line Coding Schemes
Modulation Schemes
Coding Efficiency of a Symbol
Scrambling of Signals
Multiplexing
Chapter Summary
Review Questions
Lab Exercises

Advanced Transmission Techniques to Support Current and Emergent Multimedia Services
Advances in Wireless Systems and Their Technical Demands
Spread-Spectrum Communications
Code Division Multiple Access
Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing
Single-Carrier–FDE
Diversity Combining Algorithms
RAKE Receiver
Multiple Input Multiple Output
Advanced MIMO Applications
Chapter Summary
Review Questions
Lab Exercises

Services and Applications
Web Browsing
E-Mail
File Transfer
IP Telephony and IP Videoteleconference
Network Management
Names’ Resolution
Chapter Summary
Review Questions
Lab Exercises

Transport Layer
Transmission Control Protocol
User Datagram Protocol
Integrated and Differentiated Services
Chapter Summary
Review Questions
Lab Exercises

Internet Layer: Addressing and Configuration
IP Version 4
IP Version 6
Cisco Internetwork Operating System
Chapter Summary
Review Questions
Lab Exercises

Internet Layer: Routing and Configuration
Administrative and Metric Distances
Route Summarization
Static Routing and Flooding
Adaptive Routing Algorithms and Protocols
Internet Control Message Protocol
Fragmentation and Reassembling
IPv6 Transition and Configuration
Cisco Discovery Protocol
Chapter Summary
Review Questions
Lab Exercises

Data Link Layer
LAN Devices
LLC Sublayer
LLC Protocols
MAC Sublayer
MAC Protocols
Virtual Local Area Networks
Chapter Summary
Review Questions
Lab Exercises

Structured Cabling System
Hierarchical Network Design
Structured Cabling Elements and Subsystems
Structured Cabling Standards and Specifications
Hardware and Accessories
Chapter Summary
Review Questions
Lab Exercises

Transport Networks and Protocols
Circuit Switching Transport Networks
Packet Switching Transport Networks and Protocols
Chapter Summary
Review Questions
Lab Exercises

Cellular Communications and Wireless Standards
Cellular Concept
Evolution of Cellular Systems and the New Paradigm of 4G
IEEE 802.11 Protocol (Wi-Fi)
Chapter Summary
Review Questions
Lab Exercises

Network Security
Overview of Network Security
Information Gathering
Security Services and Attack Types
Malware
Physical and Environmental Security
Risk Management
Security Plan
Protective Measures
Security in IEEE 802.11 Wireless Networks
Cisco Switch Security
Network Architectures
Intrusion Detection System
Virtual Private Networks
Firewalls
Chapter Summary
Review Questions
Lab Exercises

Appendices

References

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