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Wide Area Networks

For introductory or intermediate courses in Wide Area Networks; also an excellent preparatory text for the Cisco CCNA exam. This text covers everything that students need to know about the installation and configuration of a wide area network. It provides comprehensive coverage of the OSI model and LAN technology; voice, video, and data traffic; then discusses TCP/IP and IPX protocol suites with an emphasis on IP addressing. It emphasizes Cisco switches, followed by WAN technology, routers, and routing protocol, and covers WAN security, voice communications, and wireless technology. With its no-nonsense and easy-to-read format, the book provides enough detail to allow full understanding of how networking technology, protocols, and services work together so that students can install, configure, and troubleshoot a wide area network. Hundreds of review questions and many hands-on exercises reinforce content, and web links are included for further study.

Hardcover: 672 pages

Publisher: Prentice Hall; 1 edition (July 24, 2003)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 013046578X

ISBN-13: 978-0130465788

Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 1.2 x 9.9 inches

Shipping Weight: 2.6 pounds

Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

Best Sellers Rank: #3,691,610 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #46 in Books > Computers & Technology > Networking & Cloud Computing > Networks, Protocols & APIs > WAN #2467 in Books > Computers & Technology > Networking & Cloud Computing > Networks, Protocols & APIs > Networks #3667 in Books > Textbooks > Computer Science > Networking

The book was used for an Intro to WAN technologies at UofPhx. The book covers the the basics. Good to have as a reference.

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