How Networks Work

How Networks Work How Networks Work Offers an explanation of the inner workings of network systems This work teaches you the basic principles of networking and how those principles work inside pieces of network equipme

  • Title: How Networks Work
  • Author: Frank J. Derfler Jr. Les Freed
  • ISBN: 9780789732323
  • Page: 364
  • Format: Paperback
  • How Networks Work Offers an explanation of the inner workings of network systems This work teaches you the basic principles of networking and how those principles work inside pieces of network equipment With illustrations to show how things work together, it also includes information on the technologies, including VoIP, wireless networks, broadband and Full descripHow Networks Work Offers an explanation of the inner workings of network systems This work teaches you the basic principles of networking and how those principles work inside pieces of network equipment With illustrations to show how things work together, it also includes information on the technologies, including VoIP, wireless networks, broadband and Full description

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    1. The first part of this book is very good, where it gives some historical information about early telephone and telegraph systems. Unfortunately, it goes downhill a bit after that. In particular, it doesn't even mention the 7-layer OSI model, which seems like quite a glaring omission!I think this book suffers from the series format: there are some chapters where the diagrams don't really add anything to the description, so it would be better just to have text.There are some technical errors, e.g. [...]

    2. This was laying around at the office, so I took it home and read it. I'm not strong on networking and I figured this would provide a decent overview.It did, even though it's seven years old as of this writing, which is ancient in tech years. In fact, it was actually too broad. I wanted more depth and actual technical details than I got. But I do have a better idea now of how things generally work.The format is each chapter leads off with some text, followed by diagrams to illustrate the concepts [...]

    3. One of the worst textbooks, I have ever bought. The information is outdated and the book lacked in substance, and did not engage this reader.

    4. Pretty good for the historical overview parts. Fairly short and shallow coverage of most topics. Real problem that it's 10 years out of date.

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