How Networks Work

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Pearson Que, 2004 - Computers - 233 pages
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Ever wonder how your office computer network works? Or how the Ethernet card inside your computer connects you to that network or to the Internet? "How Networks Work" will give you a thorough, detailed explanation of the inner-workings of network systems without getting you caught up in network jargon. Learn the basic principles of networking and how those principles work inside pieces of network equipment. Complete with illustrations to show how things work together, this latest edition also includes information on the newest technologies, including VoIP, wireless networks, broadband and more.

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Home networking is essential for today's multiple-PC and -device households (see Computer Media, LJ 7/04). These guides help beginners learn how networks work and how to set up and make the most of ... Read full review

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Frank Derfler and Les Freed are a proven networking best-selling combination. In addition to authoring the wildly successful "How Networks Work," Fourth Edition, Millennium Edition and Sixth Editions they also wrote "Get a Grip on Network Cabling," a success for Ziff Davis Press and still being used in many college and technical school classrooms as the course book for cabling classes. Frank is a Senior Networking Editor and Les is a Contributing Editor at "PC Magazine," where they review the latest networking products and technology for the world's largest computer magazine.

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