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Cable and Wireless Networks

Theory and Practice, 1st Edition

By Mário Marques da Silva

CRC Press

700 pages | 75 B/W Illus.

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Description

Cable and Wireless Networks: Theory and Practice presents a comprehensive approach to networking, cable and wireless communications, and networking security. It describes the most important state-of-the-art fundamentals and system details in the field, as well as many key aspects concerning the development and understanding of current and emergent services.

In this book, the author gathers in a single volume current and emergent cable and wireless network services and technologies. Unlike other books, which cover each one of these topics independently without establishing their natural relationships, this book allows students to quickly learn and improve their mastering of the covered topics with a deeper understanding of their interconnection. It also collects in a single source the latest developments in the area, typically only within reach of an active researcher.

Each chapter illustrates the theory of cable and wireless communications with relevant examples, hands-on exercises, and review questions suitable for readers with a BSc degree or an MSc degree in computer science or electrical engineering. This approach makes the book well suited for higher education students in courses such as networking, telecommunications, mobile communications, and network security. This is an excellent reference book for academic, institutional, and industrial professionals with technical responsibilities in planning, design and development of networks, telecommunications and security systems, and mobile communications, as well as for Cisco CCNA and CCNP exam preparation.

Table of Contents

Introduction to Data Communications and Networking

Fundamentals of Communications

Present and Future of Telecommunications

Chapter Summary

Review Questions

Lab Exercises

Network Protocol Architectures

Introduction to the Network Architecture Concept

Open System Interconnection—Reference Model

Overview of the TCP/IP Architecture

Chapter Summary

Review Questions

Lab Exercises

Channel Impairments

Shannon Capacity

Nyquist Sampling Theorem

Attenuation

Noise Sources

Influence of the Transmission Channel

Interference Sources

Chapter Summary

Review Questions

Lab Exercises

Cable Transmission Mediums

Twisted Pairs

Coaxial Cables

Optical Fibers

Interference Parameters in Metallic Conductors

Chapter Summary

Review Questions

Lab Exercises

Wireless Transmission Mediums

Wireless Propagation

Satellite Communication Systems

Terrestrial Microwave Systems

Chapter Summary

Review Questions

Lab Exercises

Source Coding and Transmission Techniques

Source Coding

Differential and Nondifferential Transmission

Line Coding Schemes

Modulation Schemes

Coding Efficiency of a Symbol

Scrambling of Signals

Multiplexing

Chapter Summary

Review Questions

Lab Exercises

Advanced Transmission Techniques to Support Current and Emergent Multimedia Services

Advances in Wireless Systems and Their Technical Demands

Spread-Spectrum Communications

Code Division Multiple Access

Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing

Single-Carrier–FDE

Diversity Combining Algorithms

RAKE Receiver

Multiple Input Multiple Output

Advanced MIMO Applications

Chapter Summary

Review Questions

Lab Exercises

Services and Applications

Web Browsing

E-Mail

File Transfer

IP Telephony and IP Videoteleconference

Network Management

Names’ Resolution

Chapter Summary

Review Questions

Lab Exercises

Transport Layer

Transmission Control Protocol

User Datagram Protocol

Integrated and Differentiated Services

Chapter Summary

Review Questions

Lab Exercises

Internet Layer: Addressing and Configuration

IP Version 4

IP Version 6

Cisco Internetwork Operating System

Chapter Summary

Review Questions

Lab Exercises

Internet Layer: Routing and Configuration

Administrative and Metric Distances

Route Summarization

Static Routing and Flooding

Adaptive Routing Algorithms and Protocols

Internet Control Message Protocol

Fragmentation and Reassembling

IPv6 Transition and Configuration

Cisco Discovery Protocol

Chapter Summary

Review Questions

Lab Exercises

Data Link Layer

LAN Devices

LLC Sublayer

LLC Protocols

MAC Sublayer

MAC Protocols

Virtual Local Area Networks

Chapter Summary

Review Questions

Lab Exercises

Structured Cabling System

Hierarchical Network Design

Structured Cabling Elements and Subsystems

Structured Cabling Standards and Specifications

Hardware and Accessories

Chapter Summary

Review Questions

Lab Exercises

Transport Networks and Protocols

Circuit Switching Transport Networks

Packet Switching Transport Networks and Protocols

Chapter Summary

Review Questions

Lab Exercises

Cellular Communications and Wireless Standards

Cellular Concept

Evolution of Cellular Systems and the New Paradigm of 4G

IEEE 802.11 Protocol (Wi-Fi)

Chapter Summary

Review Questions

Lab Exercises

Network Security

Overview of Network Security

Information Gathering

Security Services and Attack Types

Malware

Physical and Environmental Security

Risk Management

Security Plan

Protective Measures

Security in IEEE 802.11 Wireless Networks

Cisco Switch Security

Network Architectures

Intrusion Detection System

Virtual Private Networks

Firewalls

Chapter Summary

Review Questions

Lab Exercises

Appendices

References

About the Author

Mário Marques da Silva is an associate professor and the director of the Department of Sciences and Technologies at Universidade Autónoma de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal. He also is a researcher at Instituto de Telecomunicações in Lisbon, Portugal. He earned his BSc degree in electrical engineering in 1992, and MSc and PhD degrees in electrical and computer engineering (telecommunications) in 1999 and 2005, respectively, both from Instituto Superior Técnico, University of Lisbon, Portugal. His research interests include networking and mobile communications, namely Internet protocol (IP) technologies and network security, block transmission techniques, interference cancellation, MIMO systems, and software-defined radio.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
COM043000
COMPUTERS / Networking / General
TEC041000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Telecommunications
TEC061000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Mobile & Wireless Communications