ISBN 9788176560184,Local area Network

Local area Network


BPB Publications



BPB Publications

Publication Year 2007

ISBN 9788176560184

ISBN-10 8176560189


Number of Pages 237 Pages
Language (English)


This is a straight update of the 3rd edition of this successful textbook. The aim of the book is to provide a course text for the networking element required by most degree and BTEC Higher National courses in computing. The book covers both the key concepts for understanding local area networks alongside more practical issues such as cabling structures and interconnections of networks. The solid technical content coupled with discussion of the real issues of relevance in practice means the book can be used as a core text to support courses taught through traditional lectures or can be used for self-learning. The book includes both short questions with answers at the end of each chapter and further, longer questions which range in difficulty from the more simple tutorial questions to full examination questions.   Table of Contents  Preface   Acknowledgements  1 Basics of data communications 1 2 Reliable data transmission 13 3 Connections and interfacing 26 4 Terminal networks 38 5 Network applications 47 6 Network medium and topologies 56 7 Standards 71 8 LAN signalling and access 81 9 Popular LAN standards 118 10 ATM 170 11 Interconnection 177 12 Interoperability 204 13 Performance 222 14 Installation, management and security 233 App ASCII code table 248  Glossary 249  Answers to further questions 251  Index 261