9781555581923

LAN Technologies Explained

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  • ISBN13:

    9781555581923

  • ISBN10:

    1555581927

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1999-10-01
  • Publisher: Digital Press
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Summary

The proliferation of the PC within the home and workplace is taken very much for granted. This device, however, cannot truly fulfill its potential without the ability to communicate with others and to share resources. Over the years demands upon the communications method have escalated and with the need for ever faster access to transfer ever increasing amounts of data. LAN Technologies Explained details the technologies employed to achieve the connectivity required. Aimed at anyone who wants to know more about Local Area Networking, the text guides the reader through each LAN technology from legacy access methods such as Ethernet and Token Ring, through to the current high bandwidth technologies such as ATM and Gigabit Ethernet. Written in an easy to read manner, this book provides information to both the specialist and novice alike. Unlike many books in this field, LAN Technologies Explained provides a complete reference for all LAN technologies and also includes detailed descriptive sections on devices such as Bridges, Switches, and Routers. The text is backed up by figures and sample traces to give readers a complete insight, in a practical manner, into how these technologies and devices actually work. Covers all LAN technologies in great detail in an easy-to-read fashion Up-to-date on the very latest technology Sample traces help reinforce descriptions

Table of Contents

Ethernet
Physical Layer Specifications
MAC Layer Specifications
Additional Specifications
Extending the Network
Increasing Bandwidth
Token Ring
Physical Layer Specification
MAC Layer Specification
Management Functions
SMT
Extending the Network
FDDI
Physical Layer Specification
MAC Layer Specification
SMT Specification
Extending the Network
Logical Link Control
LLC Type I
LLC Type II
LLC Type II
SNAP
Routing
IP Routing
IPX Routing
LAN Implementation (Hints and Tips)
Design Rules
Design Limitation
Examples
Bandwidth Considerations
LAN-to-LAN Connectivity
LAN-to-WAN Connectivity
VLANs
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