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Upgrading and Repairing Networks, Fifth Edition by Mark Edward Soper, Terry W Ogletree

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Introduction

Understanding how networks work and how to manage them is an essential skill for virtually every computer user, from corporate IT managers to small office/home office entrepreneurs. In this fifth edition of Upgrading and Repairing Networks, our goal is to ensure that all types of network users understand the changes that have taken place in computer networking since the fourth edition of this book.

In some ways, networking has become easier in recent years. For example, the dominance of TCP/IP has enabled the creation of single-protocol networks at every level. Novell has completely embraced TCP/IP as a replacement for IPX/SPX, and Microsoft no longer provides NetBEUI for any use other than network troubleshooting. The incorporation ...

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