Computer Networks – Andrew S. Tanenbaum – 4th Edition


Appropriate for courses titled Computer Networking or Introduction to Networking at both the undergraduate and graduate level in , Electrical , CIS, MIS, and Business Departments.

In this highly anticipated revision, takes a structured to explaining how work from the inside out. He starts with an explanation of the physical layer of networking, computer hardware and transmission systems; then works his way up to applications. Tanenbaum’s in-depth application coverage includes email; the domain name system; the World Wide Web (both client- and server-side); and multimedia ( voice over IP, Internet radio video on demand, video conferencing, and streaming media.

Each chapter follows a consistent approach: Tanenbaum presents key principles, then illustrates them utilizing real-world example networks that run through the entire —the Internet, and wireless networks, including Wireless LANs, broadband wireless and Bluetooth. This new Fourth Edition contains a new chapter devoted exclusively to network security.

The textbook is supplemented by a Solutions Manual, as well as a Website containing PowerPoint slides, art in various forms, and other tools for instruction, including a protocol simulator whereby students can develop and test their own network protocols.

Table of Content

1 Introduction
2 The Physical Layer
3 The Data Link Layer
4 The Medium Access Control Sublayer
5 The Network Layer
6 The Transport Layer
7 The Application Layer
8 Network Security
9 Reading List and Bibliography


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