Get up to speed on the latest Ethernet capabilities for building and maintaining networks for everything from homes and offices to data centers and server machine rooms. This thoroughly revised, comprehensive guide covers a wide range of Ethernet technologies, from basic operation to network management, based on the authors’ many years of field experience. When should you upgrade to higher speed Ethernet? How do you use switches to build larger networks? How do you troubleshoot the system? This book provides the answers. If you’re looking to build a scalable network with Ethernet to satisfy greater bandwidth and market requirements, this book is indeed the definitive guide. Examine the most widely used media systems, as well as advanced 40 and 100 gigabit Ethernet Learn about Ethernet’s four basic elements and the IEEE standards Explore full-duplex Ethernet, Power over Ethernet, and Energy Efficient Ethernet Understand structured cabling systems and the components you need to build your Ethernet system Use Ethernet switches to expand and improve network design Delve into Ethernet performance, from specific channels to the entire network Get troubleshooting techniques for problems common to twisted-pair and fiber optic systems
Ethernet has been the core networking technology since the early 1980s, and is used by every high-tech business. While the basic protocols have changed little, new options such as Fast Ethernet and Gigabit Ethernet have increased the complexity of the topic. Ethernet: The Definitive Guide provides everything you need to know to set up and manage an Ethernet network. Ethernet: The Definitive Guide includes details about the IEEE 802.3 standard and its protocols, and is separated into five parts: Introduction to Ethernet provides a tour of basic Ethernet theory and operation, including a description of Ethernet frames, operation of the Media Access Control (MAC) protocol, full-duplex mode, and Auto-Negotiation. Ethernet Media Systems is the heart of the book. This section shows you how to build media-specific Ethernet networks, from a basic 10BASE-T Ethernet offering 10 Mbps over twisted-pair cables, to an advanced 1000BASE-X Gigabit Ethernet system, providing up to 1 Gbps of data transfer over fiber optic cables. Building Your Ethernet System teaches you how to build twisted-pair and fiber optic media segments, as well as how to expand the reach of your local area network using repeaters and switching hubs. Performance and Troubleshooting is divided into two chapters. The first describes the performance of a given Ethernet channel, as well as the performance of the entire network system. The second chapter includes a tutorial on troubleshooting techniques and describes the kinds of problems; network administrators are likely to encounter. The last part of the book, Appendixes, includes a complete glossary of terms used throughout the book, a resource list, descriptions of thick and thin coax-based Ethernet systems, and a guide to AUI equipment installation and configuration. Ethernet: The Definitive Guide is the one essential source of information for network administrators who need to build and manage scalable local area networks.
If you’re ready to build a large network system, this handy excerpt from Ethernet: The Definitive Guide, Second Edition gets you up to speed on a basic building block: Ethernet switches. Whether you’re working on an enterprise or campus network, data center, or Internet service provider network, you’ll learn how Ethernet switches function and how they’re used in network designs. This brief tutorial also provides an overview of the most important features found in switches, from the basics to more advanced features found in higher-cost and specialized switches. Get an overview of basic switch operation, the spanning tree protocol, and switch performance issues Learn about switch management and some of the most widely used switch features Discover how a hierarchical design can help maintain stable network operations Delve into special-purpose switches, such as multi-layer, access, stacking, and wireless access-point switches Learn about advanced switch features designed for specific networking environments Dive deeper into switches, with a list of protocol and package documentation
The authors of Practical Network Design Techniques, Second Edition: A Complete Guide for WANs and LANs build upon the popular first edition by combining pre-existing network design fundamentals with new material on LAN devices and topologies, wireless local networks, and LAN internetworking issues. This new edition has two parts. The first part focuses on wide area networks; the second, which is entirely new, focuses on local area networks. Because Ethernet emerged victorious in the LAN war, the second section pays particular attention to Ethernet design and performance characteristics. The volume retains much valuable information from the first edition, and integrates and prominently highlights WAN information that is also relevant to the LAN design process. To maximize the book's utility, the authors include a number of practical networking problems and their solutions, along with examples of methods needed to perform economic comparisons among differing communications services and hardware configurations. The second edition provides a thorough understanding of major network design problems and is an invaluable reference for data communications professionals.
The authors of Practical Network Design Techniques, Second Edition: A Complete Guide for WANs and LANs build upon the popular first edition by combining pre-existing network design fundamentals with new material on LAN devices and topologies, wireless local networks, and LAN internetworking issues. This new edition has two parts. The first part focuses on wide area networks; the second, which is entirely new, focuses on local area networks. Because Ethernet emerged victorious in the LAN war, the second section pays particular attention to Ethernet design and performance characteristics. The volume retains much valuable information from the first edition, and integrates and prominently highlights WAN information that is also relevant to the LAN design process. To maximize the book's utility, the authors include a number of practical networking problems and their solutions, along with examples of methods needed to perform economic comparisons among differing communications services and hardware configurations. The second edition provides a thorough understanding of major network design problems and is an invaluable reference for data communications professionals.
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Written by today's leading experts in industry and academia, Wireless IP and Building the Mobile Internet is the first book to take a comprehensive look at the convergence of wireless and Internet technologies that are giving rise to the mobile wireless Internet. This cutting-edge resource provides you with an overview of all the elements required to understand and develop future IP based wireless multimedia communications and services. The book shows you how to integrate the latest technologies in mobility, wireless, and the Internet to achieve workable end-to-end solutions. You get detailed coverage of wireless IP and its relationship with other mobile technologies such as GPRS and UMTS. Moreover, this essential reference features discussions on wireless IP evolution; quality of service; resource management; TCP/IP in wireless IP networks; handoff, mobility and signaling; and services and applications. Essential reading for practicing mobile communications engineers, designers, and engineering managers, the book is also easily adoptable as a text for graduate-level courses.
PROFINET is the first integrated Industrial Ethernet Standard for automation, and utilizes the advantages of Ethernet and TCP/IP for open communication from the corporate management level to the process itself. PROFINET CBA divides distributed, complex applications into autonomous units of manageable size. Existing fieldbuses such as PROFIBUS and AS-Interface can be integrated using so-called proxies. This permits separate and cross-vendor development, testing and commissioning of individual plant sections prior to the integration of the solution as a whole. PROFINET IO, with its particularly fast real-time communication, fulfills all demands currently placed on the transmission of process data and enables easy integration of existing fieldbus systems. Isochronous real-time (IRT) is used for isochronous communication in motion control applications. PROFINET depends on established IT standards for network management and teleservice. Particulary to automation control engineering it offers a special security concept. Special industrial network technology consisting of active network components, cables and connection systems, together with recommendations for installation, complete the concept. This book serves as an introduction to PROFINET technology. Configuring engineers, commissioning engineers and technicians are given an overview of the concept and the fundamentals they need to solve PROFINET-based automation tasks. Technical relationships and practical applications are described using SIMATIC products as example.
Practicing network engineers, designers, and managers will learn what they need to know about managing switched LANS, plus focus on the key elements of traditional network management. Troubleshooting network problems, selected switched LAN management tools, network design, and how to develop a networked management system are also explored.
802.11 Wireless LAN Fundamentals gives you the background and practical details you need to select, design, install, and run your own WLAN. This book begins with an overview of Ethernet technologies, 802.11 standards, and physical layer technologies, providing you with a frame of reference for the rest of the book. Subsequent chapters address challenges and solutions associated with security, mobility, and QoS. Radio frequency fundamentals are reviewed in detail, as are site-surveying methods. A series of case studies that highlight WLAN design considerations in various business environments helps place all the concepts covered in this book in the context of real-world applications.
This unique book offers a vendor-neutral approach for designing large local area networks according to business or organizational needs, rather than from a product perspective. Author and independent network design consultant Kevin Dooley outlines "top-down network design" for building a technological infrastructure to fit your organization's requirements, a process far more effective and cost-efficient than fitting the organization to the parameters of a shrink-wrapped proprietary solution.Dooley argues that the design of a network is largely independent of the products used. Whether you use a Cisco or Juniper router, the same security issues and protocols apply. The questions he addresses in this book are need-specific: Do I use a router or a switch? Should I route between switched areas or switch between routed areas?Designing Large-Scale LANs covers everything from security, bandwidth and scalability to network reliability, which includes backup, redundancy, and points of failure. Specific technologies are analyzed in detail: network topologies, routing and switching strategies, wireless, virtual LANs, firewalls and gateways, security, Internet protocols, bandwidth, and multicast services. The book also discusses proprietary technologies that are ubiquitous, such as Cisco's IOS and Novell's IPX.This complete guide to top-down network design will help you choose the right network solutions. If you're designing large scale networks and need expert advice and guidance, look no further than Designing Large-Scale LANs.
This book teaches the architectures, design principles, and troubleshooting techniques of a LAN, imparted via the presentation of a broad scope of data and computer communication standards, real-world inter-networking techniques, architectures, hardware, software, protocols, technologies and services as they relate to the design, implementation and troubleshooting of such a network.
Complete,up-to-date,practical . . . Your total guide to all things Ethernet Packed with valuable up-to-date information, this indispensable Ethernet reference addresses the technical, management, and financial issues involved in planning, implementing, maintaining, and upgrading Ethernet networks. Drawing on his extensive experience in the field, Gil Held provides detailed, step-by-step guidance on the use of new technologies such as switching hubs, routers, and multimedia networks. And he provides invaluable insights into the new generation of Ethernet networks, including all three versions of Fast Ethernet—isoENET, 100VG-AnyLAN, and 100BASE-T. The most timely, comprehensive, and practical book on the subject, Ethernet Networks: Gives you solid working knowledge of LAN technology and the role of Ethernet networks Explains the different types of Ethernet LANs, their components, and how they are constructed and interconnected Examines the operation and use of bridges, routers, and gateways needed to construct an enterprise network Schools you in proven techniques for estimating the performance of your network before it's actually built Provides in-depth reviews of valuable software tools that can assist you in managing your network The thoroughly revised and updated version of Gil Held's classic, Ethernet Networks, is a must read for any LAN team that works with an Ethernet Network or is considering creating one.
A thorough, well-organized how-to guide to installing, configuring and troubleshooting an Ethernet network. The book begins with the basics: what Ethernet is, and how it works. Next, it explains the differences and similarities between 10 Mbps Ethernet, 100 Mbps Fast Ethernet, and Gigabit Ethernet. It reviews all Ethernet media types and hardware, and devotes specific chapters to network design, installation and maintenance. It includes cabling specifications, wiring diagrams, a guide to Ethernet acronyms, and more - making it the most useful everyday reference for anyone who depends on Ethernet. This book is for LAN administrators, purchasers, installers, and anyone responsible for keeping an Ethernet LAN running smoothly.
Learn how to install, manage, and maximize business LANs! Fully updated to reflect the latest developments in the field, this comprehensive, business-oriented guide presents all the information you need to successfully implement and trouble-shoot LAN-based client/server information systems. Inside, you'll find in-depth, up-to-the-minute coverage of the theory, concepts, technology, installation, and management of business LANs. Most importantly, this new Second Edition underscores solutions to LAN challenges faced in today's business environments. Business cases in every chapter will help you develop effective analytical and design skills. Working models, such as the OSI Model, Top Down Model, and Client/Server Architecture Model, provide you with an effective framework for approaching problems and finding solutions. And an accompanying CD-ROM includes a wealth of background material on client/server information systems. This new edition now features coverage of such cutting-edge LAN developments and technologies as: * Gigabit ethernet and full duplex net architectures * CAT 5 Level 5, 6, and 7 * NIC configuration * LAN character and line encoding schemes * SNA/LAN integration and Layer 3 and Layer 4 switching * Enterprise remote access servers * Bandwidth management * Cryptographic accelerators and security architecture development methodology * and more
Filled with tables, graphs, and illustrations, plus the most up-to-date vendor information, this second edition details all the latest enhanced LAN components like hubs, bridges, routers, servers, and gateways, as well as new sophisticated products from Netlabs, H-P, and Cabletron.

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