Local and Metropolitan Area Networks

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Prentice Hall, 2000 - Computers - 478 pages
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This book provides up-to-date coverage of LAN technology and LAN standards, and will enhance readers' understanding of computer networks for purposes of managing the system, solving users' problems, and planning for future growth related to a company's products and sales. Chapter topics include data communications, topologies and transmission media, protocol architecture, Gigabit Ethernet, 100-Mbps token ring, Fibre Channel, ATM LANs, wireless LANs, concepts of bridges and routers, network management, and structured cabling systems and types. For product development and marketing personnel , and data processing personnel.

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Contents

Introduction
2
PART ONE TECHNICAL BACKGROUND
21
Protocols and the TCPIP Suite
60
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William Stallings has made a unique contribution to understanding the broad sweep of technical developments in computer networking and computer architecture. He has authored 17 titles, and counting revised editions, a total of 42 books on various aspects of these subjects. He is an independent consultant whose clients have included computer and networking manufacturers and customers, software development firms, and leading-edge government research institutions. Dr. Stallings holds a Ph.D. from M.I.T. in Computer Science and a B.S. from Notre Dame in Electrical Engineering. All of his Prentice Hall titles can be found at the Prentice Hall Web site .

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