This timely revision of an all-time best-seller in the field features the clarity and scope of a Stallings classic. This comprehensive volume provides the most up-to-date coverage of the essential topics in data communications, networking, Internet technology and protocols, and standards – all in a convenient modular format. Features updated coverage of multimedia, Gigabit and 10 Gbps Ethernet, WiFi/IEEE 802.11 wireless LANs, security, and much more. Ideal for professional reference or self-study. For Product Development personnel, Programmers, Systems Engineers, Network Designers and others involved in the design of data communications and networking products.
Provides a survey of the field of data communications and a tutorial on network technologies, encompassing the full range of data and computer communications from the physical layer to Internet applications protocols. Contains sections on data communications, WANs, LANs, and communication architecture and protocols, with chapter problems. Internet services for students and instructors are available. This fifth edition offers expanded and new material in areas including security, ATM, and TCP/IP. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)