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Local area networks, wide area networks, Internet, wireless networks, technologies, theory, management and planning of networks.

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Part one of the book offers a general background to data newtworking. This would be suitable, and helpful, as a quick introduction to the topic and jargon, particularly the business oriented buzzphrases. Part two talks about network devices, three the "larger" network protocols, and four LAN topologies. Aside from the lack of discussion of routing, there does not appear to be much reason for the emphasis on "subnetworks". Although the stated audience covers managers, techies, users and students, it is difficult to say who might best benefit from the book. Aside from the introductory material and an unusual structure, this might have been the data link chapter in one of the older "generic" data communications seminars. While the con... Rest of this review on the detail page
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The first edition of this blockbuster networking guide sold 30,000 copies and became the industry standard, and the second lives up to all expectations with a fully searchable electronic version of the book on CD-ROM! Up-to-the-minute material includes: crucial Internet technology updates; network security information; definitive, encyclopedic descriptions of network terms and concepts.
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There are many good, even classic, general telecommunications texts. To be strictly fair, I should note only those published at the same time as, or earlier than, the one I'm reviewing. Even with that proviso, I can still say that Tanenbaum's "Computer Networks" (see reviews), Stallings' "Data and Computer Communications" (see reviews), and Minoli's "Telecommunications Technology Handbook" (see reviews) all far exceed Stamper's work. Even McNamara's venerable "Technical Aspects of Data Communications" (from 1988) presents a superior picture of basic communications technology. Stamper does try to cover the fundamentals, but even ... Rest of this review on the detail page
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The telecommunications industry encompasses hundreds of different technologies, which in turn have spawned many trade names, jargon terms, and legal definitions. Those looking for a comprehensive introduction to the technologies, laws, and marketing programs that govern telecommunications need to read The Essential Guide to Telecommunications. Author Annabel Z. Dodd begins by pointing out that telecommunications technologies have everything to do with signals moving over media. She then goes on to catalog some of the various kinds of signals and media, covering traditional switched telephone service, dedicated lines, public branch exchanges (PBXs), and automatic call distributors (ACDs) along the way. After that foray into technology, she g... Rest of this review on the detail page
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A local area network is a more complicated beast than a personal computer. But there is no reason for a LAN to be a deep and mysterious secret, guarded by systems integrators who charge a hundred percent markup on every piece of hardware *plus* ninety-dollars-an-hour-with-a-two-hour-callout every time they decide you need a new network interface card. With a little background and some study any reasonably intelligent person can design, build and maintain their own network; particularly the five-to-twelve station systems needed by most small businesses. There are lots of books on how to build a network. (You have to be careful: a large number of them only know one network operating system. But you can get some guidance.) The trouble... Rest of this review on the detail page
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