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Computer Networks: Principles, Technologies and Protocols for Network Design

December 2005, ©2005
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The new text on networking adopts a consistent approach to covering both the theory of basic networking technologies as well as practical solutions to networking problems. The structure of the book helps students to form a picture of the network as a whole. Essential and supplemental material to help both instructors and students will be made available from the booksite which will include visualisations of networking problems and solutions.
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Table of Contents


Part I: Networking Basics.

Chapter 1: Evolution of Computer Networks.

Chapter 2: General Principles of Network Design.

Chapter 3: Packet and Circuit Switching.

Chapter 4: Network Architecture and Standardization.

Chapter 5: Examples of Networks.

Chapter 6: Network Characteristics.

Chapter 7: Methods of Ensuring Quality of Service.

Part II: Physical Layer Technologies.

Chapter 8: Transmission Links.

Chapter 9: Data Encoding and Multiplexing.

Chapter 10: Wireless Transmission.

Chapter 11: Transmission Networks.

Part III: Local Area Networks.

Chapter 12: Ethernet.

Chapter 13: High-Speed Ethernet.

Chapter 14: Shared Media LANs.

Chapter 15: Switched LAN Basics.

Chapter 16: Advanced Features of Switched LANs.

Part IV: TCP/IP Internet-working.

Chapter 17: Addressing in TCP/IP Networks.

Chapter 18: Internet Protocol.

Chapter 19: Core Protocols of the TCP/IP Stack.

Chapter 20: Advanced Features of IP Routers.

Part V: Wide-Area Networks.

Chapter 21: Virtual Circuit WAN.

Chapter 22: IP WANs.

Chapter 23: Remote Access.

Chapter 24: Secure Transport Services.


Review questions.



References and recommended reading.


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The Wiley Advantage

  • Takes an engineering approach to how networks are constructed
  • Networking concepts explained plainly with emphasis on how networks work together
  • Practical solutions backed up with examples and case studies
  • Balance of topics reflects modern environments
  • Instructor and Student book site support including motivational courseware
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Professor Reviews

'Excellent book... one of the most comprehensive I have come across in years. The clear concise nature of the text makes it a joy to teach from. Concepts are introduced beautifully and the author proceeds to build layer upon layer of information in an extraordinary manner. This book deserves to be on the bookshelf of every self-respecting computer scientist - it is certainly taking pride of place on mine.'

Kevin Curran, Ulster University


'Very good book with a lot of practical examples, which will enrich students understanding and experience in the area.'

Frederick Mtenzi, Dublin Institute of Technology


'It is unbelievable to find such a wealth of networking concepts compiled into one book.'

Freddy Nailana, University of Limpopo


'I am using this book for an undergraduate level course that I am teaching. This book was an extremely pleasant surprise. The language is clear, the organization is fantastic and the overall presentation makes this extremely dense text easy to read and understand.'

Daniel Lefebvre, Vermont, USA


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Suggested solutions to all of the end of chapter Review Questions and Problems will be available to download from this site shortly. Visualizations of networking problems will also be available. Please visit the author's own site for early drafts of these resources at www.olifer.co.uk
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