Local Area Networks (LANs) have become an integral part of communication in today's world. LAN applications are used in businesses, educational facilities, hospitals, stock exchanges, and warehouses to name a few. Forouzan's Local Area Networks offers reader-friendly, comprehensive coverage of LAN technologies, which prepares students the reader to use these technologies in real-world applications.
Local Area Networks is ideal for students both in the classroom and later as a reference. Forouzan motivates topics by practical applications, and his liberal use of figures makes difficult technical topics easier to grasp by providing an intuitive, visual representation of concepts. Extensive practice sets are also provided at the end of each chapter, which reinforce what the student has learned.
Forouzan's Local Area Networks is also up-to-date. It presents in-depth material on such current topics as Gigabit Ethernet, ATM LAN, Wireless LAN, VPN, and VLAN.
Table of Contents1 Introduction2 Data Communication Models 3 Data Transmission 4 Transmission Media 5 Error Detection 6 LAN Topologies 7 Flow & Error Control 8 Medium Access Methods 9 Logical Link Control (LLC) 10 Ethernet: 10 Mbps 11 Ethernet Evolution: Fast and Gigabit Ethernet 12 Token Bus 13 Token Ring 14 ATM LANs 15 Wireless LANs 16 LAN Performance 17 Connecting LANs 18 TCP/IP 19 Data Encryption 20 Network Management Appendix A ASCII Code Appendix B Numbering Systems & Transformation Appendix C Spanning Tree Appendix D Information Theory Appendix E ATM Appendix F DQDB Appendix G FDDI Appendix H Virtual Local Area Networks (VLANs) Appendix I Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) Appendix J Probability Appendix K 8B/6T Code Glossary Acronyms Index