Residential Networks 1st Edition
Les Baxter, P.E.
ISBN-13: 9781401862671 | ISBN-10: 1401862675
© 2006 | Published |  423  Pages

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Cabling infrastructure and networking technologies are the main focus of this book that features just enough applications and access technologies coverage to illustrate the trade-offs between the options. Residential Networks presents a "soup to nuts" examination of home networking, from physical layer transmission issues to different types of networks and present-day applications such as voice telephony, data networking, entertainment networks, and home automation. Expansive cabling coverage addresses such important areas as planning and design, installation, and testing, while networking technologies such as Ethernet, Wi-Fi, and FireWire are also surveyed.

  • Part I -- Technology
    Chapter 1 --Introduction
    Chapter 2 --Copper Cabling Technology
    Chapter 3 --Fiber Optic Technology
    Chapter 4 --Cabling Standards
    Part II -- Networks
    Chapter 5 --Network Fundamentals
    Chapter 6 --IEEE 802.3 (Ethernet) Networks
    Chapter 7 --IEEE 1394 (FireWire) Networks
    Chapter 8 --Wireless Networks
    Chapter 9 --Access Technologies
    Part III -- Applications
    Chapter 10 -- Voice and Data Applications
    Chapter 11 -- Entertainment Applications
    Chapter 12 -- Home Automation
    Part IV -- Infrastructure
    Chapter 13 -- Communications Infrastructure Design
    Chapter 14 -- Cabling Installation
    Chapter 15 -- Multi-Dwelling Units
    Part V -- Future
    Chapter 16 -- Future Trends
    Annex A -- The Decibel (dB)
    Annex B -- Metric Prefixes
    Annex C -- Acronyms
    Annex D -- Glossary
    Annex E -- References

    • Exposes readers to such state-of-the-art topics as communications infrastructure design and installation, IP addresses, VoIP, broadband access technologies, and multi-dwelling units
    • Authentic examples and the inclusion of actual products from leading manufacturers offer a real-world flavor that brings the content to life
    • An overview at the start of each chapter and a summary and review questions at the end help to focus readers' attention and facilitate understanding
    • Helpful references that include relevant books, technical and trade journals, organizations, and Web sites are provided for those wanting more detail about the material
    • Adaptable coverage is suitable for use in community colleges and technical training programs, as well as by home owners, do-it-yourselfers, and hobbyists alike
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    • Instructor's Guide - Residential Networks
      ISBN-10: 1401862683 | ISBN-13:9781401862688
      List Price = 33.95

    • Les Baxter was employed at Bell Laboratories for 24 years and is the founder of Baxter Enterprises, a consulting firm specializing in the architecture and development of telecommunications products, systems, and applications. He is a registered Professional Engineer in New Jersey and a Senior Member of the IEEE. His education includes an MSEE from the University of Delaware, a BSEE from Rochester Institute of Technology, and a mini-MBA in Global Business from Penn State. He has published more than 30 articles in technical and trade publications and has been a frequent speaker at industry conferences. He has contributed to a number of EIA/TIA, IEEE, and ISO/IEC standards and is currently the secretary of the IEEE P1394c Working Group.