Local Area Networks: Making the Right Choices
In a questions and answer format, this book answers key questions any person buying LAN technology for their business should know, such as: What are the components of a LAN and where can I buy them? How do I choose the best supplier? What is a network operating system and do I need one? How do I manage a LAN? And provides a case study drawing all issues together.
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applications Arcnet backbone network basic bridges cable network central coaxial cable communication connect copper cable cost data packets database servers desktop PCs disk drive dumb terminals enables Ethernet and token Ethernet LAN Ethernet or token example facilities FDDI fibre file server functions host computer installed interconnecting LANs ISDN LAN Manager LAN segments larger networks machine management system Mbit/s modems MS-DOS NetWare network interface cards network layer network management network operating system NICs nodes NOSs number of users OSI model overall peer-to-peer performance possible printer processing protocols queue relevant routers running shared shown in Figure single small businesses small networks solution source routing standards structured cabling system suppliers TCP/IP terminal server tions token ring LANs traffic twisted pair cable types of LAN Unix unshielded twisted pair vendors wide area network workgroup