ISDN Clearly Explained, 2e / Edition 2

ISDN Clearly Explained, 2e / Edition 2

ISBN-10:
0126914125
ISBN-13:
9780126914122
Pub. Date:
06/28/1997
Publisher:
Elsevier Science & Technology Books

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ISDN Clearly Explained, 2e / Edition 2

Completely updated, this book helps PC networking professionals in planning and executing the routing of a complete network. It provides practical information on design and installation of network routing, and features step-by-step explanations of the fundamentals of internetwork routing.

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ISBN-13: 9780126914122
Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology Books
Publication date: 06/28/1997
Edition description: 2ND
Pages: 422
Product dimensions: 7.34(w) x 9.16(h) x 1.14(d)

Table of Contents

Preface ix(4)
Introduction xiii
Part I ISDN Technical Overview 1(92)
1 Digital Communications and ISDN
3(14)
Communications Basics
4(3)
Digital Communications
7(1)
Evolution of the Integrated Digital Network System
8(5)
ISDN Standards
13(1)
A Visualization of ISDN
14(1)
Summary
15(2)
2 ISDN Structures and Functions
17(16)
Transmission Structures
17(5)
User-Network Interfaces
22(3)
ISDN Protocols
25(1)
ISDN Connections
26(1)
Addressing
27(1)
Interworking
28(2)
Summary
30(3)
3 ISDN Communications Service Links
33(12)
T1 Networks
34(3)
Private Branch Exchanges (PBXs)
37(2)
Local Area Networks (LANs)
39(3)
TCP/IP (Internet Protocols)
42(1)
Summary
43(2)
4 ISDN Technical Specifications
45(48)
ISDN Protocol Architecture
45(3)
Physical Layer Protocols
48(8)
The D-Channel Data Link Protocol
56(8)
The D-Channel Layer 3 Protocol
64(5)
Packet and Frame Mode Bearer Services
69(4)
Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM)
73(4)
Signaling System 7
77(8)
Broadband B-ISDN
85(5)
Summary
90(3)
Part II Current PC ISDN Hardware and Software 93(136)
5 Determining Your ISDN Needs
95(22)
So You're Serious about ISDN?
95(1)
How Do You Decide?
96(17)
What Do You Need?
113(1)
What Are Your Choices?
114(1)
Summary
115(2)
6 Internal ISDN PC Adapter Cards
117(26)
ISDN Internal Adapter Cards
117(4)
Comparative Analysis
121(10)
Interesting Items from the "Untested" Pool
131(10)
Summary
141(2)
7 ISDN Modems and NT1s
143(18)
ISDN "Modems"
143(2)
Network Termination 1000 Devices (NT1)
145(1)
Meet the ISDN Modems
146(8)
Network Termination Devices (NT1s)
154(5)
Summary
159(2)
8 Ethernet ISDN Bridges and Routers
161(22)
What Are Ethernet ISDN Bridges and Routers?
161(1)
When to Bridge? When to Route?
162(2)
Comparative Analysis
164(18)
Summary
182(1)
9 ISDN Software
183(30)
An Overview of ISDN Software Requirements
183(13)
ISDN Shareware/Free Software
196(4)
Commercial ISDN Software
200(11)
Summary
211(2)
10 ISDN Telephones and Business Equipment
213(16)
ISDN Telephones
214(3)
PRI
217(6)
Videoconferencing
223(2)
ISDN via Wireless and Satellite Equipment
225(2)
ISDN Test Equipment
227(1)
Summary
228(1)
Part III Getting Started with ISDN 229(176)
11 Making Good ISDN Choices
231(14)
The "Short List" of ISDN Acronyms
232(1)
Do It Yourself or Hire a Consultant?
232(1)
Hiring an ISDN Consultant
233(1)
Checklists of Uses, Hardware, Current Phone System, Etc.
234(3)
Doing ISDN Yourself
237(7)
Summary
244(1)
12 Getting Your Own Home ISDN System
245(38)
Ordering ISDN Service from Your Local ISDN Dial Tone Provider
246(2)
Purchasing Your ISDN Equipment
248(2)
Ordering Your ISDN Internet Service
250(4)
The Benefits of Using Data Compression
254(2)
Establishing Your ISDN Service with Your Enterprise Network Administrator
256(1)
ISDN Dial Tone Service: Wiring, Installation, Configuration, and Testing
256(3)
Installing Your Home or Business LAN
259(1)
ISDN Equipment Installation and Testing
260(6)
Installing Your ISDN Router or Bridge
266(1)
Modem Installation
267(14)
Summary
281(2)
13 Individual Office ISDN Systems
283(46)
Ordering the ISDN Service from Your Local ISDN Dial Tone Provider
284(2)
Purchasing Your ISDN TA/NT1 Interface Card
286(1)
Ordering Your ISDN Internet Service
287(1)
Wiring Your Office for ISDN
287(2)
Configurations
289(38)
Summary
327(2)
14 Troubleshooting, Tips, and Testing
329(12)
Troubleshooting Your ISDN System
329(7)
Tips for Better ISDN Use
336(2)
ISDN Line Testing Equipment
338(1)
Summary
339(2)
15 Frequently Asked Questions and Answers
341(14)
Chapter Contents
342(13)
A ISDN Dial Tone Service Providers (ISPs)
355(14)
ISDN Internet Service Providers (ISPs)
357(12)
B Vendor Information
369(18)
C ISDN Bibliography and Online Resources
387(18)
What Does "Online" Really Mean?
388(2)
The CompuServe Information Service
390(4)
The Internet
394(6)
Other Online Resources
400(1)
Summary
401(1)
Bibliographies and Resources
402(3)
D Glossary
405(8)
Index 413

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