This undergraduate textbook covers the breadth, depth and detail necessary to cater to the various entry points to the subject, the emphasis required by teachers, and the technical background of the student or practitioner coming to this subject. The book adopts a consistent approach to covering both the theory of basic networking technologies as well as practical solutions to networking problems. The structure of the book helps the reader to form a picture of the network as a whole. Essential and supplemental material to help both instructors and students will be made available from the book site which includes visualisations of networking problems and solutions.
Part I Networking Basics
Part II Physical Layer Technologies
Part III Local Area Networks
Part IV TCP/IP Internet-working
Part V Wide-Area Networks
References and recommended reading