Preface This book is now in its fourth edition. Each edition has corresponded to a different phase in the way computer networks were used. When the first edition. item in the fourth edition is the rapid growth of wireless networking in many forms. . people are interested in computer networks and what they can be used for. Computer networks / Andrew S. Tanenbaum, David J. Wetherall. -- 5th ed. p. cm. .. Chapter 1 has the same introductory function as in the fourth edition, but the.
View larger. Download instructor resources. Additional order info. In this highly anticipated revision, Tanenbaum takes a structured approach to explaining how networks 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 network applications. Tanenbaum's in-depth application coverage includes email; the domain name system; the World Wide Web both client- and server-side ; and multimedia including 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 book—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. Download Sample Chapter. This material is protected under all copyright laws, as they currently exist. No portion of this material may be reproduced, in any form or by any means, without permission in writing from the publisher. Prepares students to work with wireless technologies in networks of all sizes—both local and wide are networks. Prepares students to deal with one of the most crucial topics in networking today: