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For courses in Local Area Networks.

This clear treatment of LAN/MAN technology offers comprehensive coverage of the many emerging approaches to high-speed local networking. Emphasizing both the fundamental principles and critical role of performance in driving LAN/MAN design, this text provides a complete and detailed survey of all LAN/MAN systems.

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Product details

  • Hardback | 496 pages
  • 187.7 x 240 x 25.9mm | 920.65g
  • Pearson
  • Upper Saddle River, NJ, United States
  • English
  • 6th edition
  • 0130129399
  • 9780130129390

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This fully updated Sixth Edition of Local and Metropolitan provides a clear, comprehensive presentation of LAN/MAN technology for students and professionals. The author emphasizes both the fundamental principles as well as the critical role of performance in driving LAN/MAN design. This new edition covers alternative approaches to high-speed and wireless LANs and related issues of QoS and interconnecting networks. Nowhere else can you find a complete and detailed survey of all the LAN/MAN systems.

Includes the full treatment of competing approaches of LAN and MAN technologies Details high-speed LANs: Gigabit Ethernet, 100-Mbps token ring, Fibre Channel, and ATM LANs Covers complete treatment of standards: IEEE 802 and ANSI standards, specifications from the ATM forum and the Fibre Channel Association, plus TCP/IP Presents structured cabling systems and cabling types Companion Web site at provides links to important sites, course support for instructors, as well as a link to the Computer Science Student Support Site maintained by the author
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Table of contents

1. Introduction.

2. Topics in Data Communications.
3. Protocols and the TCP/IP Suite.

4. Topologies and Transmission Media.
5. Protocol Architecture.
6. Logical Link Control (LLC).

7. Ethernet LANs.
8. Token Ring LANs and MANs.
9. Fibre Channel.
10. Wireless LANs.
11. ATM LANs.

12. Bridges.
13. Internetworking and Routers.
14. Network Management.
15. LAN Performance.
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About William Stallings

William Stallings has made a unique contribution to understanding the broad sweep of technical developments in computer networking and computer architecture. He has authored 17 titles, and counting revised editions, a total of 42 books on various aspects of these subjects. He is an independent consultant whose clients have included computer and networking manufacturers and customers, software development firms, and leading-edge government research institutions. Dr. Stallings holds a Ph.D. from M.I.T. in Computer Science and a B.S. from Notre Dame in Electrical Engineering. All of his Prentice Hall titles can be found at the Prentice Hall Web site .
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