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Computer Networks By N. Olifer

Computer Networks
by N. Olifer

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A computer network is made up of a group of two or more connected machines. In a Local Area Network (or LAN), computers are connected together within a local area, such as an office or home. In a Wide Area Network (or WAN), computers are farther apart and connected via telephone/communication lines, radio waves, or other means of communication.
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Computer Networks: Principles, Technologies and Protocols for Network Design by N. Olifer

This is a comprehensive guide covering both the theory of basic networking technologies as well as practical solutions to networking problems. * 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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About N. Olifer

Victor and Natalia Olifer, Moscow, Russia are a prize-winning and best-selling husband and wife author team. Collaborating with A-List translators - experts in translating computing books by eastern european authors - they will spend a sabbatical year in London designing the courseware to accompany this textbook.

Table of Contents

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.

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Computer Networks: Principles, Technologies and Protocols for Network Design by N. Olifer
N. Olifer
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John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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