Contents

                 Acknowledgments

                 Introduction

       Part I Network Basics

  Chapter 1 What Is a Network?

                    Local Area Network

                               Baseband vs. Broadband

                               Packet Switching vs. Circuit Switching

                               Cables and Topologies

                               Media Access Control

                               Addressing

                    Repeaters, Bridges, Switches, and Routers

                    Wide Area Networks

                    Protocols and Standards

                    Clients and Servers

                    Operating Systems and Applications

  Chapter 2 The OSI Reference Model

                    Communications ...

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