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Computer Networks: Principles, Technologies and Protocols for Network Design

Computer Networks: Principles, Technologies and Protocols for Network Design

Natalia Olifer, Victor Olifer

ISBN: 978-0-470-86982-6

Nov 2005

1000 pages

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£62.99

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Description

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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Preface.

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.

Summary.

Review questions.

Problems.

Conclusion.

References and recommended reading.

Index.

  • 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