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Advanced Cisco Router Configuration by Systems Cisco; Laura Chappell

Optimizing Routing Update Operation — Before you can design and configure an efficient routing environment, you need to understand the capability for controlling when and how routers receive and send routing updates. The capabilities covered here include passive interfaces, default routes, route filtering, and more.


Advanced IP Network Design (CCIE Professional Development series) by Russ White; Alvaro Retana; Don Slice

BGP Cores and Network Scalability — - If you're already familiar with the basic operation of BGP, read on to find out how BGP can be used to scale your network even further.


Other Large Scale Cores — Scalability of full mesh, Layer 3 designs is a major issue when building very large networks. This chapter addresses two possible solutions to this problem: Net Hop Resolution Protocol (NHRP) and Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS).


Building Cisco Remote Access Networks by Catherine Paquet

Configuring Asynchronous Connections with Modems — Learn how to establish remote connections from a home office or telecommuter to a central site: including how to perform a reverse Telnet session to the modem, how to configure it for basic asynchronous operations, and how to use the modem autoconfiguration.


Configuring Point-to-Point Protocol and Controlling Network Access — The Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP) is often used to link remote nodes and remote LAN. Learn about the two authentication methods used by PPP: the Password Authentication Protocol (PAP) and the Challenge Handshake Authentication Protocol (CHAP).


Accessing the Central Site with Windows 95 — Find out how to configure a Windows 95 workstation to connect remotely via Dial-Up Networking. Learn how to use the connectivity tools that Windows 95 provides for mobile users.


CCIE Fundamentals: Network Design and Case Studies, Second Edition by Catherine Paquet

Designing ATM Networks — Here, network designers can explore ATM technology to see how it can be implemented in their network today and in the future.


Designing DLSw+ Networks — Here, network designers can explore ATM technology to see how it can be implemented in their networks today and in the future.


Cisco IOS 12.0 Interface Configuration by Technologies Riva; Systems Cisco

Configuring LAN Interfaces — Learn how to configure the LAN interfaces supported on Cisco routers and access servers, such as Ethernet, Fast EtherChannel, and Token Ring.


Cisco IOS 12.0 Wide Area Networking Solutions by Technologies Riva; Systems Cisco

Configuring SMDS — The Switched Multimegabit Data Service (SMDS) is a wide-area networking service offered by some Regional Bell Operating Companies (RBOCs) and by MCI. Read on for more information about the configuration tasks for the SMDS packet-switched software.


Configuring X.25 and LAPB — Learn how to configure connections through Link Access Procedure, Balanced (LAPB) connections and X.25 networks. LAPB procedures are presented first before tackling how to configure Defense Data Network (DDN) X.25 and how to create X.29 access lists.


Cisco Router Configuration by Bruce Pinsky; Allan Leinwand; Mark Culpepper


The Basics of Device Interfaces — Brush up on the basics of interface configurations and LAN and WAN technologies, including Fast Ethernet, Token Ring, HDLC, and ATM.


Designing Addressing Architectures for Routing and Switching by Howard Berkowitz

Transmission System Identifiers and Logical Address Mapping: A View from the Bottom — How familiar are you with the OSI Reference Model extension called Internal Organization of the Network Layer? Find out more about this extension and how it provides a basis for mapping between logical and transmission system addresses.


Designing Cisco Networks by Technologies Riva; Systems Cisco

Designing the Network Topology — Prepare for the CCDA exam by gaining the ability to identify the advantages, disadvantages, scalability issues, and applicability of standard internetwork topologies.

  Provisioning Hardware and Media for the WAN — Do you recognize scalability constraints for WAN technologies? Can you recommend Cisco products and WAN technologies that will meet the customer's requirements for performance, capacity, and scalability? Read on to prepare for these real-world topics that you may encounter on the CCDA exam.

Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices (ICND) by Steven McQuerry


Assembling and Cabling Cisco Devices — Learn how to cable Cisco devices to provide connectivity between switches and routers. An end of chapter quiz then helps you review and retain the concepts discussed.


Internet Routing Architectures (CISCO) by Bassam Halabi

Interdomain Routing Basics — Here, Halabi builds on the concepts of addressing, global networks, and domains.

Controlling Large-Scale Autonomous Systems — Service providers, network administrators, and customers each face their own challenges when dealing with large-scale autonomous systems. Explore these challenges and the methods that can be used to better control the deployment of BGP inside these systems.

OpenCable Architecture by Michael Adams

Adding Digital Television Services to Cable Systems — Author Michael Adams begins by discussing the technical and market drivers for digital television and then turns his attention to the enhancements necessary to the cable network in order to support digital television services.

IP Routing Fundamentals by Mark Sportack

Building Internetworks — Successfully designing, building, and implementing an internetwork depends on your understanding of the capabilities, limitations, and costs of each WAN component technology. Read on to form a better understanding of these components.

Residential Broadband, Second Edition by George Abe

Technical Foundations of Residential Broadband — Successful deployment of Residential Broadband requires familiarity with a wide variety of technical subjects, including fiber optics, IP multicast, and MPEG compression. Author George Abe summarizes these technologies and others before launching into more in-depth coverage in later chapters.


xDSL Access Networks — Multiple flavors of DSL have emerged, including ADSL, VDSL, and IDSL, creating a collective group called xDSL. These technologies offer a speedy alternative to cable modem services, but do the challenges outweigh the perks? Read on to find out if xDSL can become a successful Residential Broadband network.


Wireless Access Networks — A variety of new wireless technologies may offer an appealing alternative to wired networks…maybe not. Here, Abe discusses the wireless technologies available and their potential to support RBB services.


Understanding Data Communications, Sixth Edition by Gilbert Held

Asynchronous Modems and Interfaces — Held explains how modems work in terms of frequency, bandwidth, and modulation, and describes the data terminal equipment/data communications equipment (DTE/DCE) interface. Features covered include command sets, error detection and correction, data compression, and the Microcom MNP protocol.


ISDN — ISDN augurs the potential for the development of a universal digital network that provides integrated voice and data on common telephone company facilities. In this chapter, you'll examine the idea behind ISDN, its architecture, and some of the benefits that can be expected from its use.


Understanding the Network by Michael J. Martin


WAN Internetworking Technologies — The PSTN and various analog and digital transmission protocols and services that are used to provide wide area networking transmission links are covered here. Other topics addressed are SONET/SDH and public packet- and cell-switched data transmission technologies.



Breaking News

One of the primary architects of OpenCable, Michael Adams, explains the key concepts of this initiative in his book OpenCable Architecture.

Expert Advice

Ralph Droms, Ph.D., author of The DHCP Handbook and chair of the IETF Dynamic Host Configuration Working Group, guides you to his top picks for reliable DHCP-related information.

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Residential Broadband, Second Edition
by George Abe

Introduces the topics surrounding high-speed networks to the home. It is written for anyone seeking a broad-based familiarity with the issues of residential broadband (RBB) including product developers, engineers, network designers, business people, professionals in legal and regulatory positions, and industry analysts.


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