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Upgrading and Repairing Networks, 5th Edition

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  • Copyright 2006
  • Dimensions: 7" x 9-1/8"
  • Pages: 1200
  • Edition: 5th
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  • ISBN-10: 0-7897-3530-X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-7897-3530-0
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  • ISBN-10: 0-7686-6721-6
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-7686-6721-9

Upgrading and Repairing Networks, Fifth Edition  is the definitive guide for anyone with a network, from home networking enthusiasts to professional network administrators. The book explains network architectures and protocols using plain English and real-world examples, and gives valuable insight for fixing network problems. This updated edition includes the latest on network planning and design, and building a network using wired, wireless, or both technologies. It covers the latest updates in Windows XP Service Pack 2, as well as Gigabit Ethernet, virtual LANs, Bluetooth, WAP, security, firewalls, and VPN use.

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Table of Contents

Introduction

I        UP FRONT: NETWORK PLANNING AND DESIGN CONCEPTS

1      A Short History of Computer Networking

2      Overview of Network Topologies

3      Network Design Strategies

4      Upgrading Strategies and Project Management

5      Protecting the Network: Preventative Maintenance Techniques

II      PHYSICAL NETWORKING COMPONENTS

6      Wiring the Network-Cables, Connectors, Concentrators, and Other Network Components

7      Network Interface Cards

8      Network Switches

9      Virtual LANs

10    Routers

11    Network Attached Storage (NAS) and Storage Area Networks (SAN)

III     LOW-LEVEL NETWORK PROTOCOLS

12    The IEEE LAN/MAN Committee Networking Standards

13    Ethernet: The Universal Standard

IV      DEDICATED CONNECTIONS AND WAN PROTOCOLS

14    Dial-Up Connections

15    Dedicated Connections

16    Digital Subscriber Lines (DSL) Technology

17    Using a Cable Modem

V       WIRELESS NETWORKING PROTOCOLS

18    Introduction to Wireless Networking

19    IEEE 802.11b: Wi-Fi Pioneer

20    Faster Service: IEEE 802.11a

21    The IEEE 802.11g Standard

22    Bluetooth Wireless Technology

23    Security and Other Wireless Technologies

VI      LAN AND WAN NETWORK, SERVICE, AND APPLICATION PROTOCOLS

24    Overview of the TCP/IP Protocol Suite

25    Basic TCP/IP Services and Applications

26    Internet Mail Protocols: POP3, SMTP, and IMAP

27    Troubleshooting Tools for TCP/IP Networks

28    BOOTP and Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP)

29    Network Name Resolution

30    Using the Active Directory

31    File Server Protocols

32    The Hypertext Transfer Protocol

33    Routing Protocols

34    The Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) Protocol

35    Introduction to the IPv6 Protocol

VII    NETWORK USER AND RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

36    Windows NT Domains

37    Windows 2000 and Windows Server 2003 User and Computer Management Utilities

38    Managing Unix and Linux Users

39    Rights and Permissions

40    Network Printing Protocols

41    Print Servers

VIII   SYSTEM AND NETWORK SECURITY

42    Basic Security Measures Every Network Administrator Needs to Know

43    Auditing and Other Monitoring Measures

44    Security Issues for Wide Area Networks

45    Firewalls

46    Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) and Tunneling

47    Encryption Technology

IX      TROUBLESHOOTING NETWORKS

48    Strategies for Troubleshooting Network Problems

49    Network Testing and Analysis Tools

50    Troubleshooting Small Office and Home Office (SOHO) Networks

X       UPGRADING NETWORK HARDWARE

51    Upgrading Older Ethernet Networks

52    Upgrading from Bridges and Hubs to Routers and Switches

53    Adding Wireless Networking to a LAN

XI      MIGRATION AND INTEGRATION

54    Migrating from NetWare to Windows 2000 or Windows Server 2003

55    Migration and Integration Issues: Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows 2003, Unix, and Linux

56    Migrating from Windows NT 4.0 to Windows 2000, Windows 2003, and Windows XP

57    Migration and Integration: NetWare, Unix, and Linux

XII    APPENDIXES

A      Overview of the OSI Seven-Layer Networking Reference Model

B      Networking Glossary

C      Internet Resources for Network Administrators

D      The Lightweight Directory Access Protocol

E      Introduction to Setting Up a SOHO Network

Index

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