Local and Metropolitan Area Networks, 5/e
Published May, 1996 by Prentice Hall Engineering/Science/Mathematics
Copyright 1997, 605 pp.
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Like its predecessors, this fully updated Fifth Edition of
Local and Metropolitan Area Networks provides a clear, comprehensive
presentation of LAN/MAN technology and the many emerging approaches
to high-speed local networking. It meets the needs of today's students
by emphasizing both the fundamental principles as well as the critical
role of performance in driving LAN/MAN design.
Provides complete coverage of all local and metropolitan
area technologies allowing students to compare and evaluate different
approaches and thus gain a deeper understanding of each.
Offers detailed treatment of new high-speed LANs, including...
Presents a complete discussion of standards, providing a
thorough understanding of the range of standards relevant to LANs
- Fibre Channel.
- Fast Ethernet.
Offers unified coverage of internetworking, examining and
comparing the concepts of bridges and routers to enhance understanding.
- Covers IEEE, FDDI, and DQBMAN.
Provides coverage of structured cabling systems and cabling
types, developing a firm understanding in the strategy used to wire
buildings and the emerging use of Category 5 UTP to achieve high data
rates. Includes coverage of the revised EIA-568 standard.
Integrates a wealth of figures and tables to illustrate
Features numerous pedagogical aids, including an Internet
mailing list, on-line transparency masters, and a solutions manual.
NEWIncludes coverage of wireless LANs, including
infared and spread spectrum LANs, and the IEEE 802 wireless LAN standards.
NEWincreases emphasis on high-speed networks.
NEWupdates and expands coverage to include new
NEWorganizes coverage into parts to provide topical
overviews and allow readers to maintain context while moving through
- Two recent 100-Mbps LANs that have evolved from the original
Ethernet100BASE-T and 100VG-AnyLAN.
- Fibre Channel.
- ATM LANs.
- Wireless LANs.
- Transmission media, including the Category 5 unshielded
twisted pair specification.
- Structured cabling systems, including the new EIA- 568
- Use of intelligent hubs to consolidate switching, bridging
and routing functions.
- SNMP and the IEEE 802 specification.
NEWCompletely revised chapter on network management,
including detailed coverage of SNMP and SNMPv2.
(NOTE: Each chapter closes with problems and a recommended
2. Topics in Data Communications and Computer Networking.
II. LAN/MAN ARCHITECTURE.
3. Topologies and Transmission Media.
III. LAN/MAN SYSTEMS.
4. Protocol Architecture.
5. Logical Link Control.
6. Traditional LANs.
IV. DESIGN ISSUES.
7. High-Speed Ethernet-Like LANs.
8. Fiber Distributed Data Interface.
9. Fibre Channel.
10. ATM LANs.
11. Wireless LANs.
12. Distributed Queue Dual Bus.
13. LAN/MAN Performance.
15. Internetworking and Routers.
16. Network Management.