Installer's Guide to Local Area Networks

Installer's Guide to Local Area Networks

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Installer's Guide to Local Area Networks is mandatory reading for every cable installer and apprentice who needs a single source of practical information on a complete range of networking topics, from current and legacy local area network (LAN) technologies to the cabling standards that support them. Written by an experienced educator with nearly twenty years of first-hand, professional experience in the computer networking industry, this all-inclusive, general reference uses a remarkably entertaining style to convey a wealth of practical information and detailed technical specifications. The book begins by defining a LAN and introducing essential buzzwords, standards, and organizations, plus network protocols and operating systems. Subsequent chapters are presented in logical sequence to propel readers on a direct path to understanding the essential aspects of today's modern LAN technologies, including media requirements, cable plan installation standards and practices, plus certification details.
In addition, a unique historical perspective heightens the reader's appreciation of the evolution of modern LAN technologies while offering useful insights into the reasons why some emerging technologies succeed and others do not.
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  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 182.4 x 240.3 x 11.9mm | 453.6g
  • Cengage Learning, Inc
  • Delmar Cengage Learning
  • Clifton Park, United States
  • English
  • 0766833747
  • 9780766833746

Table of contents

PREFACE.CHAPTER 1 LAN Overview:WHAT IS A LAN?PURPOSE OF A LAN.HOW LANS WORK. CLIENTS, SERVERS, AND HOSTS.DEFINING THE TOPOLOGY.Traditional Linear Bus.Traditional Ring.Traditional Star.Star-Wired Bus.Star-Wired Ring.BUZZWORDS AND TLAS.CHAPTER SUMMARY.REVIEW QUESTIONS.CHAPTER 2 A Brief History of LANs:LAN EVOLUTION.TRANSMISSION METHODS:BASEBAND AND BROADBAND.CHAPTER SUMMARY.REVIEW QUESTIONS.CHAPTER 3 Standards and Organizations:STANDARDS OVERVIEW.STANDARDS ORGANIZATIONS.EIA.TIA.NEMA.IEC.ANSI.IEEE.ISO.ITU-T.IETF.ISO OSI SEVEN-LAYER REFERENCE MODEL.ISO AND PROTOCOL COMPARISON.So Why Standardize?CHAPTER SUMMARY.REVIEW QUESTIONS.CHAPTER 4 Data Elements.BITS, BYTES, FRAMES, PACKETS, AND CELLS.Bits and Bytes.Frames.Packets.Cells.LOGICAL LINK CONTROL AND SNAP.NETWORK PROTOCOLS AND APPLICATIONS.Network Communication Protocols:TCP/IP, IPX, DECnet,AppleTalk et al.TCP/IP Applications and Utilities.Network Operating Systems.CHAPTER SUMMARY.REVIEW QUESTIONS.CHAPTER 5 LAN Technologies:ETHERNET.Network Access Method: CSMA/CD.Frame Structure.TOKEN RING.Network Access Method:Token Passing.Frame Structure.FDDI AND CDDI.Network Access Method:Token Passing.Frame Structure.ALTERNATIVE ETHERNET NETWORK ACCESS PROTOCOLS.802.3w-BLAM.802.3x-Full Duplex/Flow Control.FDDQ-Fair Dual Distributed Queuing.PACE-Priority Access Control Enabled.CHAPTER SUMMARY.REVIEW QUESTIONS.CHAPTER 6 Classic Ethernet:10 MBPS ETHERNET OVERVIEW. TRANSCEIVERS, CABLES,AND CONTROLLERS.Transceiver Features and Functions.Transmit and Receive Data.Collisions, Fragments, and Jams.Jabber Protection.InterFrame Gap.SQE, Heartbeat, and Jam.Electrical Isolation.Grounding.DIX Drop Cables and IEEE AUI Cables.Multiport Transceivers, DELNIs, and Fan-Outs.10BASE5.Physical Media.Transceivers and Taps.Installation Rules.10BASE2.Physical Media.Transceivers,Taps, and Tees.Installation Rules.10BASE-T.Physical Media.Transceivers, Connectors, and Hubs.Installation Rules.10BASE-F.Physical Media.Installation Rules. CHAPTER SUMMARY. REVIEW QUESTIONS. CHAPTER 7 Token Passing Rings:IEEE 802.5 TOKEN RING.Physical Media. STP Specifications. UTP Specifications. Cables and Connectors. Installation Rules. ANSI X3T12 FDDI AND CDDI. Physical Media.Cables and Connectors.Installation rules.Station Attachment Types.Dual Ring Fault Tolerance.Optical Bypass Switch.Dual Homing.CHAPTER SUMMARY.REVIEW QUESTIONS.CHAPTER 8 Contemporary LAN Standards: IEEE 802.3U 100BASE-T FAST ETHERNET.100Base-TX.100Base-FX.100Base-T4.100Base-T2.Fast Ethernet Features.Auto-Negotiation.Full-Duplex Transmission. Installation rules.IEEE 802.3Z AND 802.3AB GIGABIT ETHERNET.1000Base-LX.1000Base-SX.1000Base-CX.1000Base-T.Gigabit Ethernet Features.Carrier Extension.Frame Bursting.Installation rules.CHAPTER SUMMARY. REVIEW QUESTIONS.CHAPTER 9 Internetworking Devices: Repeaters and Hubs:AN OVERVIEW OF REPEATERS.THE ETHERNET COLLISION DOMAIN.10 MBPS REPEATERS.10Base2 Ethernet Repeaters.10Base-T Ethernet Repeaters.100 MBPS FAST ETHERNET REPEATERS.1000 MBPS GIGABIT ETHERNET REPEATERS.Buffered Repeaters.CHAPTER SUMMARY.REVIEW QUESTIONS.CHAPTER 10 Internetworking Devices: Bridges and Layer 2 Switches:AN OVERVIEW OF BRIDGES.Source Route Bridges.Translation and Encapsulation Bridges.IEEE 802.1D Transparent Bridging.Forwarding Table.SWITCHING METHODS.LAYER 2 LAN SWITCHES. IEEE 802.1D SPANNING TREE PROTOCOL.Spanning Tree Protocol Problems.Other Switching Problems.CHAPTER SUMMARY.REVIEW QUESTIONS.CHAPTER 11 Internetworking Devices: Routers and Layer 3 Switches.AN OVERVIEW OF ROUTERS.ROUTING UPDATE PROTOCOLS.Routing Information Protocol.Open Shortest Path First.ADDITIONAL FEATURES.Load Sharing and Balancing.Packet Filters. Network Address Translation.NETWORK OPERATING SYSTEMS AND PROTOCOLS.Server-based Internetworking.CHAPTER SUMMARY.REVIEW QUESTIONS.CHAPTER 12 Cable and Cabling Standards:CABLING OVERVIEW.Coaxial.Twinax.Shielded Twisted Pair. Unshielded Twisted Pair.Optical Fiber.CABLING STANDARDS.ANSI/TIA/EIA Standards.ANSI/TIA/EIA 568-A Structured Cabling System. Media and Connecting Hardware Performance Specifications.ANSI/TIA/EIA 569-A Design Considerations.ANSI/TIA/EIA 606 Administration.ANSI/TIA/EIA 607 Grounding and Bonding.CHAPTER SUMMARY.REVIEW QUESTIONS.CHAPTER 13 IP Addressing and Subnetting:IPV4 ADDRESSING.IP ADDRESS CLASSES.SUBNETS.Subnet Mask.IP SUBNETTING EXAMPLES.SUPERNETTING WITH CIDR. IP HOST CONFIGURATION.DHCP.CHAPTER SUMMARY.REVIEW QUESTIONS.Appendix A.Appendix B.Appendix C. ONLINE REFERENCES.BIBLIOGRAPHY.GLOSSARY.INDEX.
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Preface. CHAPTER 1 LAN OVERVIEW: WHAT IS A LAN? PURPOSE OF A LAN.HOW LANS WORK. CLIENTS, SERVERS, AND HOSTS.DEFINING THE TOPOLOGY.TRADITIONAL LINEAR BUS.TRADITIONAL RING.TRADITIONAL STAR.STAR-WIRED BUS.STAR-WIRED RING.BUZZWORDS AND TLAS.CHAPTER SUMMARY.REVIEW QUESTIONS. CHAPTER 2 A BRIEF HISTORY OF LANS: LAN EVOLUTION.TRANSMISSION METHODS:BASEBAND AND BROADBAND.CHAPTER SUMMARY.REVIEW QUESTIONS. CHAPTER 3 STANDARDS AND ORGANIZATIONS: STANDARDS OVERVIEW.STANDARDS ORGANIZATIONS.EIA.TIA.NEMA.IEC.ANSI.IEEE.ISO.ITU-T.IETF.ISO OSI SEVEN-LAYER REFERENCE MODEL.ISO AND PROTOCOL COMPARISON.SO WHY STANDARDIZE?CHAPTER SUMMARY.REVIEW QUESTIONS. CHAPTER 4 DATA ELEMENTS.BITS, BYTES, FRAMES, PACKETS, AND CELLS. BITS AND BYTES.FRAMES.PACKETS.CELLS.LOGICAL LINK CONTROL AND SNAP.NETWORK PROTOCOLS AND APPLICATIONS.NETWORK COMMUNICATION PROTOCOLS:TCP/IP, IPX, DECNET,APPLETALK ET AL.TCP/IP APPLICATIONS AND UTILITIES.NETWORK OPERATING SYSTEMS.CHAPTER SUMMARY.REVIEW QUESTIONS. CHAPTER 5 LAN TECHNOLOGIES:ETHERNET.NETWORK ACCESS METHOD: CSMA/CD.FRAME STRUCTURE.TOKEN RING.NETWORK ACCESS METHOD:TOKEN PASSING.FRAME STRUCTURE.FDDI AND CDDI.NETWORK ACCESS METHOD:TOKEN PASSING.FRAME STRUCTURE.ALTERNATIVE ETHERNET NETWORK ACCESS PROTOCOLS.802.3W-BLAM.802.3X-FULL DUPLEX/FLOW CONTROL.FDDQ-FAIR DUAL DISTRIBUTED QUEUING.PACE-PRIORITY ACCESS CONTROL ENABLED.CHAPTER SUMMARY.REVIEW QUESTIONS. CHAPTER 6 CLASSIC ETHERNET:10 MBPS ETHERNET OVERVIEW. TRANSCEIVERS, CABLES,AND CONTROLLERS.TRANSCEIVER FEATURES AND FUNCTIONS.TRANSMIT AND RECEIVE DATA.COLLISIONS, FRAGMENTS, AND JAMS.JABBER PROTECTION.INTERFRAME GAP.SQE, HEARTBEAT, AND JAM.ELECTRICAL ISOLATION.GROUNDING.DIX DROP CABLES AND IEEE AUI CABLES.MULTIPORT TRANSCEIVERS, DELNIS, AND FAN-OUTS.10BASE5.PHYSICAL MEDIA.TRANSCEIVERS AND TAPS.INSTALLATION RULES.10BASE2.PHYSICAL MEDIA.TRANSCEIVERS,TAPS, AND TEES.INSTALLATION RULES.10BASE-T.PHYSICAL MEDIA.TRANSCEIVERS, CONNECTORS, AND HUBS.INSTALLATION RULES.10BASE-F.PHYSICAL MEDIA.INSTALLATION RULES. CHAPTER SUMMARY. REVIEW QUESTIONS. CHAPTER 7 TOKEN PASSING RINGS:IEEE 802.5 TOKEN RING.PHYSICAL MEDIA. STP SPECIFICATIONS. UTP SPECIFICATIONS. CABLES AND CONNECTORS. INSTALLATION RULES. ANSI X3T12 FDDI AND CDDI. PHYSICAL MEDIA.CABLES AND CONNECTORS.INSTALLATION RULES.STATION ATTACHMENT TYPES.DUAL RING FAULT TOLERANCE.OPTICAL BYPASS SWITCH.DUAL HOMING.CHAPTER SUMMARY.REVIEW QUESTIONS. CHAPTER 8 CONTEMPORARY LAN STANDARDS: IEEE 802.3U 100BASE-T FAST ETHERNET.100BASE-TX.100BASE-FX.100BASE-T4.100BASE-T2.FAST ETHERNET FEATURES.AUTO-NEGOTIATION.FULL-DUPLEX TRANSMISSION. INSTALLATION RULES.IEEE 802.3Z AND 802.3AB GIGABIT ETHERNET.1000BASE-LX.1000BASE-SX.1000BASE-CX.1000BASE-T.GIGABIT ETHERNET FEATURES.CARRIER EXTENSION.FRAME BURSTING.INSTALLATION RULES.CHAPTER SUMMARY. REVIEW QUESTIONS. CHAPTER 9 INTERNETWORKING DEVICES: REPEATERS AND HUBS:AN OVERVIEW OF REPEATERS.THE ETHERNET COLLISION DOMAIN.10 MBPS REPEATERS.10BASE2 ETHERNET REPEATERS.10BASE-T ETHERNET REPEATERS.100 MBPS FAST ETHERNET REPEATERS.1000 MBPS GIGABIT ETHERNET REPEATERS.BUFFERED REPEATERS.CHAPTER SUMMARY.REVIEW QUESTIONS. CHAPTER 10 INTERNETWORKING DEVICES: BRIDGES AND LAYER 2 SWITCHES:AN OVERVIEW OF BRIDGES.SOURCE ROUTE BRIDGES.TRANSLATION AND ENCAPSULATION BRIDGES.IEEE 802.1D TRANSPARENT BRIDGING.FORWARDING TABLE.SWITCHING METHODS.LAYER 2 LAN SWITCHES. IEEE 802.1D SPANNING TREE PROTOCOL.SPANNING TREE PROTOCOL PROBLEMS.OTHER SWITCHING PROBLEMS.CHAPTER SUMMARY.REVIEW QUESTIONS. CHAPTER 11 INTERNETWORKING DEVICES: ROUTERS AND LAYER 3 SWITCHES.AN OVERVIEW OF ROUTERS.ROUTING UPDATE PROTOCOLS.ROUTING INFORMATION PROTOCOL.OPEN SHORTEST PATH FIRST.ADDITIONAL FEATURES.LOAD SHARING AND BALANCING.PACKET FILTERS. NETWORK ADDRESS TRANSLATION.NETWORK OPERATING SYSTEMS AND PROTOCOLS.SERVER-BASED INTERNETWORKING.CHAPTER SUMMARY.REVIEW QUESTIONS. CHAPTER 12 CABLE AND CABLING STANDARDS:CABLING OVERVIEW.COAXIAL.TWINAX.SHIELDED TWISTED PAIR. UNSHIELDED TWISTED PAIR.OPTICAL FIBER.CABLING STANDARDS.ANSI/TIA/EIA STANDARDS.ANSI/TIA/EIA 568-A STRUCTURED CABLING SYSTEM. MEDIA AND CONNECTING HARDWARE PERFORMANCE SPECIFICATIONS.ANSI/TIA/EIA 569-A DESIGN CONSIDERATIONS.ANSI/TIA/EIA 606 ADMINISTRATION.ANSI/TIA/EIA 607 GROUNDING AND BONDING.CHAPTER SUMMARY.REVIEW QUESTIONS. CHAPTER 13 IP ADDRESSING AND SUBNETTING:IPV4 ADDRESSING.IP ADDRESS CLASSES.SUBNETS.SUBNET MASK.IP SUBNETTING EXAMPLES.SUPERNETTING WITH CIDR. IP HOST CONFIGURATION. DHCP. CHAPTER SUMMARY. REVIEW QUESTIONS. Appendix A. Appendix B. Appendix C. Online References. Bibliography. Glossary. Index.Preface.
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About Buddy Shipley

Buddy Shipley is President of Shipley Consulting Incorporated.
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