Synopses & Reviews
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
This book provides up-to-date coverage of LAN technology and LAN standards, and will enhance readers' understanding of computer networks — for purposes of managing the system, solving users' problems, and planning for future growth related to a company's products and sales. Chapter topics include data communications, topologies and transmission media, protocol architecture, Gigabit Ethernet, 100-Mbps token ring, Fibre Channel, ATM LANs, wireless LANs, concepts of bridges and routers, network management, and structured cabling systems and types. For product development and marketing personnel , and data processing personnel.
About the Author
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 .
Table of Contents
I. TECHNICAL BACKGROUND. 2. Topics in Data Communications.
3. Protocols and the TCP/IP Suite.
II. LAN/MAN ARCHITECTURE. 4. Topologies and Transmission Media.
5. Protocol Architecture.
6. Logical Link Control (LLC).
III. LAN/MAN SYSTEMS. 7. Ethernet LANs.
8. Token Ring LANs and MANs.
9. Fibre Channel.
10. Wireless LANs.
11. ATM LANs.
IV. DESIGN ISSUES. 12. Bridges.
13. Internetworking and Routers.
14. Network Management.
15. LAN Performance.