Communications and Networking

An Introduction

  • John Cowley

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Pages 1-4
  3. Pages 46-62
  4. Pages 63-78
  5. Pages 79-104
  6. Pages 128-152
  7. Pages 153-167
  8. Pages 168-176
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 177-230

About this book


Communications and Networking: An Introduction provides a clear and easy to follow treatment of the subject, written specifically for undergraduates who have no previous experience in the field. The author takes a step by step approach, with examples and exercises designed to give the reader increased confidence in using and understanding communications systems.

Topics covered include communications technologies, networking models and standards, local area and wide area networks, network protocols, TCP/IP-based networks and network management.

Key features:

• Includes plenty of material on wireless communications, both fixed and mobile

• Offers coverage of network security

• Features many explanatory diagrams

• Incorporates a comprehensive glossary

Written by John Cowley, a lecturer with many years' experience teaching undergraduate programmes, the text takes the reader through the essentials of networking and provides a comprehensive, reliable and thorough treatment of the subject.

The Author's website provides further material in the form of solutions, further examples and other relevant subject materials.


Internet Local Area Network Standards TCP/IP WWW Wide Area Network network management

Authors and affiliations

  • John Cowley
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of Computing, Engineering and TechnologyStaffordshire UniversityStaffordshireUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London Limited 2007
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Computer Science
  • Print ISBN 978-1-84628-488-5
  • Online ISBN 978-1-84628-645-2
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