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Computer Networks, 5e (5th Edition)
Number Of Pages: 816
Publisher: Pearson Education India
The book is an introduction to computer networking for those seeking information on various aspects of establishing and maintaining wireless networks. A computer network is a group of computers that share data over a wireless or cable-connected set-up. To establish a computer network one needs to be equipped with the basic guidelines that help to lay down complex networks.
The book places emphasis on topics of 802.11, 802.16, Bluetooth, paired and fixed coverage of ADSL, 3G cellular, gigabit Ethernet, MLPS and peer-to-peer networks. The latest edition comprehensively discusses fibre to the home, RIFD, delay torrent networking, 802.11 security, internet routing, congestion control, quality of service, real-time transport and content distribution.
Published by Pearson Education, the 5th Edition includes eight chapters that begin with the petite topics of physical layer, data link layer and medium access control sub-layer. Tanenbaum gradually gets to the more intricate topics of network layer, transport layer and application layer where various concepts have been explained in a plain manner. The book also explains network security to assist in creating a secure networking system between computers.About the author:
Andrew Tanenbaum, born in 1944, is an American computer scientist who is a professor emeritus at Vrije Universiteit at Amsterdam, Netherlands. Known for being the author of MINIX, a unix like free operating system, Tanenbaum is devoted to his teaching profession.
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