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Upgrading and Repairing Networks, Fifth Edition

Book Description

Upgrading and Repairing Networks, Fifth Edition  is the definitive guide for anyone with a network, from home networking enthusiasts to professional network administrators. The book explains network architectures and protocols using plain English and real-world examples, and gives valuable insight for fixing network problems. This updated edition includes the latest on network planning and design, and building a network using wired, wireless, or both technologies. It covers the latest updates in Windows XP Service Pack 2, as well as Gigabit Ethernet, virtual LANs, Bluetooth, WAP, security, firewalls, and VPN use.

Table of Contents

  1. Title Page
  2. Copyright Page
  3. Contents at a Glance
  4. Contents
  5. Dedication
  6. About the Authors
  7. Acknowledgments
  8. We Want to Hear from You!
  9. Reader Services
  10. Introduction
  11. Part I. Up Front: Network Planning and Design Concepts
    1. Chapter 1. A Short History of Computer Networking
    2. Chapter 2. Overview of Network Topologies
    3. Chapter 3. Network Design Strategies
    4. Chapter 4. Upgrading Strategies and Project Management
    5. Chapter 5. Protecting the Network: Preventative Maintenance Techniques
  12. Part II. Physical Networking Components
    1. Chapter 6. Wiring the Network—Cables, Connectors, Concentrators, and Other Network Components
    2. Chapter 7. Network Interface Cards
    3. Chapter 8. Network Switches
    4. Chapter 9. Virtual LANs
    5. Chapter 10. Routers
    6. Chapter 11. Network Attached Storage (NAS) and Storage Area Networks (SANs)
  13. Part III. Low-Level Network Protocols
    1. Chapter 12. The IEEE LAN/MAN Committee Networking Standards
    2. Chapter 13. Ethernet: The Universal Standard
  14. Part IV. Dedicated Connections and WAN Protocols
    1. Chapter 14. Dial-Up Connections
    2. Chapter 15. Dedicated Connections
    3. Chapter 16. Digital Subscriber Lines (DSL) Technology
    4. Chapter 17. Using a Cable Modem
  15. Part V. Wireless Networking Protocols
    1. Chapter 18. Introduction to Wireless Networking
    2. Chapter 19. IEEE 802.11b: Wi-Fi Pioneer
    3. Chapter 20. Faster Service: IEEE 802.11a
    4. Chapter 21. The IEEE 802.11g Standard
    5. Chapter 22. Bluetooth Wireless Technology
    6. Chapter 23. Security and Other Wireless Technologies
  16. Part VI. Lan and Wan Network, Service, and Application Protocols
    1. Chapter 24. Overview of the TCP/IP Protocol Suite
    2. Chapter 25. Basic TCP/IP Services and Applications
    3. Chapter 26. Internet Mail Protocols: POP3, SMTP, and IMAP
    4. Chapter 27. Troubleshooting Tools for TCP/IP Networks
    5. Chapter 28. BOOTP and Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP)
    6. Chapter 29. Network Name Resolution
    7. Chapter 30. Using the Active Directory Service
    8. Chapter 31. File Server Protocols
    9. Chapter 32. The Hypertext Transfer Protocol
    10. Chapter 33. Routing Protocols
    11. Chapter 34. The Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) Protocol
    12. Chapter 35. Introduction to the IPv6 Protocol
  17. Part VII. Network User and Resource Management
    1. Chapter 36. Windows NT Domains
    2. Chapter 37. Windows 2000 and Windows Server 2003 User and Computer Management Utilities
    3. Chapter 38. Managing Unix and Linux Users
    4. Chapter 39. Rights and Permissions
    5. Chapter 40. Network Printing Protocols
    6. Chapter 41. Print Servers
  18. Part VIII. System and Network Security
    1. Chapter 42. Basic Security Measures Every Network Administrator Needs to Know
    2. Chapter 43. Auditing and Other Monitoring Measures
    3. Chapter 44. Security Issues for Wide Area Networks
    4. Chapter 45. Firewalls
    5. Chapter 46. Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) and Tunneling
    6. Chapter 47. Encryption Technology
  19. Part IX. Troubleshooting Networks
    1. Chapter 48. Strategies for Troubleshooting Network Problems
    2. Chapter 49. Network Testing and Analysis Tools
    3. Chapter 50. Troubleshooting Small Office and Home Office (SOHO) Networks
  20. Part X. Upgrading Network Hardware
    1. Chapter 51. Upgrading Older Ethernet Networks
    2. Chapter 52. Upgrading from Bridges and Hubs to Routers and Switches
    3. Chapter 53. Adding Wireless Networking to a LAN
  21. Part XI. Migration and Integration
    1. Chapter 54. Migrating from NetWare to Windows 2000 or Windows 2003
    2. Chapter 55. Migration and Integration Issues: Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows 2003, Unix, and Linux
    3. Chapter 56. Migrating from Windows NT 4.0 to Windows 2000, Windows 2003, and Windows XP
    4. Chapter 57. Migration and Integration: NetWare, Unix, and Linux
  22. Appendixes
    1. Appendix A. Overview of the OSI Seven-Layer Networking Reference Model
    2. Appendix B. Networking Glossary
    3. Appendix C. Internet Resources for Network Administrators
    4. Appendix D. The Lightweight Directory Access Protocol
    5. Appendix E. Introduction to Setting Up a SOHO Network
  23. Index