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