Residential Networks

First Edition
Author: Les Baxter, P.E.
ISBN #: 1401862675
©2006   Publish Date: 06/20/2005
Binding: PB
Pages: 423
Publisher: Cengage Learning

Price: $141.95


Cabling infrastructure and networking technologies are the main focus of this book that features just enough applications and access technologies coverage to illustrate the trade-offs between the options. Residential Networks presents a "soup to nuts" examination of home networking, from physical layer transmission issues to different types of networks and present-day applications such as voice telephony, data networking, entertainment networks, and home automation. Expansive cabling coverage addresses such important areas as planning and design, installation, and testing, while networking technologies such as Ethernet, Wi-Fi, and FireWire are also surveyed.

Product Benefits:

  • Exposes readers to such state-of-the-art topics as communications infrastructure design and installation, IP addresses, VoIP, broadband access technologies, and multi-dwelling units
  • Authentic examples and the inclusion of actual products from leading manufacturers offer a real-world flavor that brings the content to life
  • An overview at the start of each chapter and a summary and review questions at the end help to focus readers' attention and facilitate understanding
  • Helpful references that include relevant books, technical and trade journals, organizations, and Web sites are provided for those wanting more detail about the material
  • Adaptable coverage is suitable for use in community colleges and technical training programs, as well as by home owners, do-it-yourselfers, and hobbyists alike

Table of Contents:

Part I -- Technology
Chapter 1 --Introduction
Chapter 2 --Copper Cabling Technology
Chapter 3 --Fiber Optic Technology
Chapter 4 --Cabling Standards
Part II -- Networks
Chapter 5 --Network Fundamentals
Chapter 6 --IEEE 802.3 (Ethernet) Networks
Chapter 7 --IEEE 1394 (FireWire) Networks
Chapter 8 --Wireless Networks
Chapter 9 --Access Technologies
Part III -- Applications
Chapter 10 -- Voice and Data Applications
Chapter 11 -- Entertainment Applications
Chapter 12 -- Home Automation
Part IV -- Infrastructure
Chapter 13 -- Communications Infrastructure Design
Chapter 14 -- Cabling Installation
Chapter 15 -- Multi-Dwelling Units
Part V -- Future
Chapter 16 -- Future Trends
Annex A -- The Decibel (dB)
Annex B -- Metric Prefixes
Annex C -- Acronyms
Annex D -- Glossary
Annex E -- References

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