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  • Copyright 2013
  • Dimensions: 8" x 10"
  • Pages: 700
  • Edition: 1st
  • Book
  • ISBN-10: 0-7897-4845-2
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-7897-4845-4

Introduction to Networking provides you with a comprehensive overview of the technologies and standards that make the modern connected world a reality. Requiring no previous knowledge of computer networking, this textbook takes you on a tour of the building blocks of modern-day networks. Major concepts, such as OSI and TCP/IP models, network media specifications and functions, LAN/WAN protocols, topologies, and capabilities, are covered in detail. Industry standards and a brief historical development of major networking technologies are surveyed in conjunction with basic awareness of software and hardware components used in typical networking and internetworking environments.

Expert instructor and best-selling author Wendell Odom provides you with a solid foundation of how computer networks function. He then shows you how to build both local-area networks (LAN) and wide-area networks (WAN) for transmission of data over short and long distances. You also learn how TCP/IP uses these LANs and WANs to create corporate networks and the worldwide Internet. The book concludes by showing you how networking connects applications you use on a daily basis with resources that reside on the global Internet.

Full of real-world practical examples, Introduction to Networking provides you with the foundation knowledge and skills you need to start a career in networking.

Powerful features make learning about networking easier!

--  Clear introductions describe the big ideas and show how they fit with what you’ve already learned

--  Specific chapter objectives tell you exactly what you need to learn

--  Key Terms lists help you identify important terms, and a complete Glossary helps you understand them

--  Author’s Notes point out important transitions, key connections to other topics, and items that might otherwise be lost in the detail

--  The On the Side feature points out related items from pop culture, history, and the real world as it relates to networking

--  Chapter Review questions, tools, and activities help you make sure you’ve learned the material

--  Numeric Reference Tables provide common information about numbers used in networking, including a conversion table for 8-bit binary to decimal

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--  Understand how different ideas fit together

Coverage includes

--  Computer data fundamentals

--  Computer networking basics

--  TCP/IP networks

--  Transmitting bits

--  Ethernet LANs

--  Wireless LANs

--  Wide-area networks (WAN)

--  The Internet protocol (IP)

--  Connecting to the Internet

--  TCP/IP transport

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Table of Contents

Introduction

Chapter 1 Introduction to Computer Data

Introducing Data and Information, Bits and Bytes

    Defining Bits, Bytes

    Random-Access Memory (RAM)

    Representing Information Using Bytes of Data

Permanent Storage for Bits, Bytes

    File Systems

    Hard Disk Drives

    Other Permanent Storage Devices

Input and Output

    Keyboard

    Mouse

    Display

    Printers

Chapter Summary

Chapter Review Activities

    Answer These Questions

    Define the Key Terms

    List the Words Inside Acronyms

    Create Mind Maps

    Define Other Terms

    Complete the Tables and Lists from Memory

Chapter 2 Introduction to Computer Networking

Defining a Network with User Applications

    An Informal General Definition of a Computer Network

    Email

    Voice Telephone Calls

    Recorded Video

    Refining the Definition of a Network

A Deeper Look at One Application: World Wi de Web

    Web Browsers (Web Clients)

    Web Servers

    The Process to Get One Web Page

    Refining the Definition of a Network

Uncovering the Network Between the Application Endpoints

    Comparing Computer Networks to Road Systems

    Small Lab Networks

    Home Networks

    SMB and Enterprise Networks

    The Internet

    Refining the Definition of a Network One More Time

Chapter Summary

Chapter Review Activities

    Answer These Questions

    Define the Key Terms

    List the Words Inside Acronyms

    Create Mind Maps

    Define Other Terms

    Complete the Tables and Lists from Memory

Chapter 3 TCP/IP Networks

Defining the Rules for a TCP /IP Network

    Our Current Working Definition for Network

    Standards, Protocols, Conventions, and Other Terms

    The TCP/IP Model

    Standards Organizations Useful to TCP/IP

Comparing TCP/IP to Other Networking Models

    A History of Networking Models

    Open Networking Models: TCP/IP and OSI

Understanding How a TCP /IP Network Works

    Ethernet LANs in TCP/IP Networks

    WANs in TCP/IP Networks

    IP as the TCP/IP Network Layer

    TCP and UDP as the TCP/IP Transport Layer

    Summarizing the TCP/IP Roles

Chapter Summary

Chapter Review Activities

    Answer These Questions

    Define the Key Terms

    List the Words Inside Acronyms

    Create Mind Maps

    Define Other Terms

    Complete the Tables and Lists from Memory

Chapter 4 Transmitting Bits

Sending Bits with Electricity and Copper Wires

    Fundamentals of Electrical Circuits

    Sending Data Over Electrical Circuits

    Using Ethernet LANs as an Example

Sending Bits with Li ght and Fib er-Optic Cables

    The Basics of Optical Transmission Using Fiber Optics

    Fiber-Optic Cables

    Fiber-Optic Transmitters

    Fiber Optics in Ethernet LANs

    Fiber Optics in the WAN

Sending Bits with Radio Waves and No Cables

    Radio Basics

    Wireless WANs

    Wireless LANs

Chapter Summary

Chapter Review Activities

    Answer These Questions

    Define the Key Terms

    List the Words Inside Acronyms

    Create Mind Maps

    Define Other Terms

    Complete the Tables and Lists from Memory

Chapter 5 Ethernet LANs

Defining Ethernet LANs

    Comparing Ethernet LANs to WANs

    Comparing Ethernet LANs to Other Types of Wired LANs

    Comparing 802.3 Ethernet LANs to 802.11 Wireless LANs

    Comparing Ethernet to Itself

    Names of Ethernet Standards

Building Ethernet LANs

    Trade-offs of Speed Versus Pricing

    Migration Issues and Autonegotiation

    Distances Using Fiber Optics Versus UTP

    Ethernet Cabling Pinouts

Exploring Ethernet Data-Li nk Features

    Ethernet Frames and Addresses

    Ethernet MAC Addresses Explained

    LAN Switching

Chapter Summary

Chapter Review Activities

    Answer These Questions

    Define the Key Terms

    List the Words Inside Acronyms

    Create Mind Maps

    Define Other Terms

    Complete the Tables and Lists from Memory

Chapter 6 Wireless LANs

Defining Wi reless LANs

    Comparing Wireless LANs to Wired LANs

    Wireless LAN Standards

    WLAN Roles

Exploring WLAN Physical Layer Features

    WLAN Topologies

    Coverage Areas and Speed

    Wireless LAN Radio Frequencies

    Summarizing Key Differences in 802.11 Standards

Exploring WLAN Common Features

    WLAN Frames and Addresses

    Associating with an Access Point

    Access Point Operation

Chapter Summary

Chapter Review Activities

    Answer These Questions

    Define the Key Terms

    List the Words Inside Acronyms

    Create Mind Maps

    Define Other Terms

    Complete the Tables and Lists from Memory

Chapter 7 Wide-Area Networks

Introducing Wide-Area Networks

    Basic Telco Services

    Using Routers to Send IP Packets over WANs

    WAN and LAN Topologies

Understanding Leased-Li ne WAN Links

    The Customer Perspective on Physical Leased Lines

    The T-Carrier System and TDM

    T1 and the Role of the CSU/DSU

    Controlling Leased Lines with Data-Link Protocols

Understanding Packet Switching and Multiaccess WANs

    Packet Switching Versus TDM

    Frame Relay

    Summary of Packet-Switching Services and Beyond

Chapter Summary

Chapter Review Activities

    Answer These Questions

    Define the Key Terms

    List the Words Inside Acronyms

    Create Mind Maps

    Define Other Terms

    Complete the Tables and Lists from Memory

Chapter 8 The Internet Protocol (IP)

Introducing the Internet Protocol (IP)

    IP and the TCP/IP Model

    Functions of the IP Protocol

    Other TCP/IP Layer 3 Functions

IP Addressing on User LANs

    Planning LAN IP Addresses

    Assigning LAN IP Addresses

IP Routing with Focus on Layer 3 Only

    IP Routing with Classful IP Networks

    IP Routing with IP Subnets

    Host Routing Logic

IP Routing with Layer 1, 2, and 3 Interactions

    Defining Encapsulation and Deencapsulation

    Routing Inside One Subnet

    Routing Between Hosts in Different Subnets

Chapter Summary

Chapter Review Activities

    Answer These Questions

    Define the Key Terms

    List the Words Inside Acronyms

    Create Mind Maps

    Define Other Terms

    Complete the Tables and Lists from Memory

Chapter 9 The Internet

The Internet as a Network of Networks

    Connecting Enterprises to an ISP

    Connecting Individuals to an ISP

    Creating the Internet Core Using ISPs

    Adding Value with Other Providers of Service

Internet Access Technologies

    A Phone Line and Analog Modem

    A Phone Line and Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) Modem

    A Cable TV Cable and Cable Modem

    Other Internet Access Options

Network Layer Concepts Before Scarce IP Addresses

    IP Address Assignments in the Global Internet

    IP Routing with the Internet

    Name Resolution and the Global DNS System

Network Layer Concepts with Scarce IPv4 Addresses

    IPv4 Address Exhaustion

    Classless Interdomain Routing

    Network Address Translation

    IP Addressing with CIDR and NAT

Chapter Summary

Chapter Review Activities

    Answer These Questions

    Define the Key Terms

    List the Words Inside Acronyms

    Create Mind Maps

    Tables and Lists from Memory

Chapter 10 TCP/IP Transport

Providing Services with Transport and Application Protocols

    Host Perspectives on the Upper Layers

    Network Perspectives on TCP/IP Upper Layers

    Choosing Application and Transport Protocols

Connecting Apps Using Transport Layer Port Numbers

    Application Connections and Flows

    Using Port Numbers to Identify the Application Process

    Choosing the Port Numbers to Use for Each App

Comparing Other TCP and UDP Functions

    Segmentation

    Guaranteed Delivery and Error Recovery

    UDP and TCP Compared

Chapter Summary

Chapter Review Activities

    Answer These Questions

    Define the Key Terms

    List the Words Inside Acronyms

    Create Mind Maps

    Define Other Terms

    Complete the Tables and Lists from Memory

Appendix A Numeric Reference Tables

Glossary

Online

Appendix B Memory Tables

Appendix C Memory Tables Answer Key

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