Higher Education

A Guide to Designing and Implementing Local And Wide Area Networks, 2nd Edition

  • Michael Palmer
  • Bruce Sinclair University of Wyoming
  • ISBN-10: 061912122X  |  ISBN-13: 9780619121228
  • 632 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 1999
  • © 2003 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $123.00



With extensive end-of-chapter exercises, and case studies, this book prepares you to design a network from the ground up using real-world scenarios.

Features and Benefits

  • Updated to include a new chapter on wireless technology and how it affects Wide Area Networks.
  • Numerous case studies take the reader through all aspects of network planning including interconnectivity issues, physical transmission options, voice and data integration, WAN transport methods, and ATM technologies.

Table of Contents

1. LAN/WAN Networking: An Overview
2. LAN/WAN Interconnectivity
3. Physical Transmission Options
4. Network Transmission Equipment
5. LAN and WAN Protocols
6. TCP/IP Past, Present, and Future
7. WAN Transport Methods
8. ATM Technologies
9. Wireless Technologies
10. Integrating Voice, Video, and Data
11. LAN and WAN Design: Putting it All Together
Appendix A: Network Equipment Vendors
List of Acronyms

What's New

  • Provides the reader with a general, vendor-neutral introduction to local and wide area network technologies.


All supplements have been updated in coordination with the main title. Select the main title's "About" tab, then select "What's New" for updates specific to title's edition.

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Instructor Supplements

IRK: 11,23,41,46,47  (ISBN-10: 0619121238 | ISBN-13: 9780619121235)

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Michael Palmer

Michael Palmer, Ph.D., is an industry consultant and educator who has written numerous networking and operating systems books, including best-selling books about Microsoft® Windows® Server systems and UNIX®/Linux®. He is president of CertQuick, which provides computer and networking consulting services, technical authoring services, and computer science curriculum development for schools. Dr. Palmer has worked for 30 years in higher education and industry as an instructor, professor, systems and networking specialist, technical manager, department head, and consultant. He holds bachelor's, master's, and doctorate degrees from the University of Colorado at Boulder.