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Hands-On Networking
From Theory to Practice

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  • Date Published: October 2009
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521869850

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  • Learn the core theory and explore real-world networking issues with this richly illustrated example-based textbook. It provides an accurate view of modern networks through detailed coverage of the most relevant networking technologies, with no unnecessary extras. Carefully designed, affordable laboratory exercises based on open-source software networking tools are included for hands-on practice with real networking devices. Numerous case studies and examples further link theory to practice, whilst the topologies, tools and configurations needed to carry out practical exercises are provided to guide students through each task. Its bottom-up approach is easy for students to follow and perfect for lab-oriented courses.

    • Connects theory with practice through illustrations, practical examples, laboratory experiments and case studies
    • Covers, in detail, the most relevant networking technologies so students get an accurate view of modern network design with no unnecessary extras
    • Utilizes a bottom-up approach that is easy for students to follow and perfect for lab-oriented courses
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    Reviews & endorsements

    "...does an excellent job of describing networks with minimal mathematics...If you want 250 pages to get a comprehensive overview of networks then this is your book, and it is an enjoyable read..." - Alfy Riddle, IEEE Microwave Magazine, March/April 2013

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    Product details

    • Date Published: October 2009
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521869850
    • length: 272 pages
    • dimensions: 250 x 175 x 15 mm
    • weight: 0.68kg
    • contains: 6 b/w illus. 16 tables 17 exercises
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    1. Foundations
    2. Architectures and protocols
    3. Ethernet networks
    4. Wireless networks
    5. LAN devices and virtual LANs
    6. Routers
    7. Routing fundamentals and protocols
    8. Wide area networks and user access

  • Instructors have used or reviewed this title for the following courses

    • Computer Communications
    • Computer Networking Laboratory
    • Computer Networking and Telecommunications
    • Computer Networks Lab
    • Computer communications and Interfacing
    • Internetworking
    • Introduction to Computer Networking
    • Networking Technology
    • Networking and Microcomputer systems
    • Practical Telecommunications Networking
    • software engineering
  • Authors

    Maria Luisa Merani, Università degli Studi di Modena, Italy
    Maria Luisa Merani is an Associate Professor at the Department of Information Engineering, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy, where she has taught networking courses since 1993. She is currently an Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications.

    Maurizio Casoni, Università degli Studi di Modena, Italy
    Maurizio Casoni is an Associate Professor in Telecommunications at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy. He has authored and co-authored over 50 technical papers in the field of networking.

    Walter Cerroni, Università degli Studi, Bologna, Italy
    Walter Cerroni is an Assistant Professor in Telecommunications at the University of Bologna, Italy. His teaching experience covers different aspects of communication networks, with most of the courses integrating theory and lab exercises or simulations.

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