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Open Preview See a Problem? Details if other :. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — Computer Networks by Andrew S. Computer Networks by Andrew S. For courses in computer networking or introductions to networking at both the undergraduate and graduate level in computer science, engineering, CIS, MIS, and business departments. In this revision, the author takes a structured approach to explaining how networks function. Get A Copy. Hardcover , Fourth Edition , pages.

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Showing Average rating 4. Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Start your review of Computer Networks. I can't recommend it enough, especially for senior developers. I'm not sure about junior developers though. Aug 25, Kay rated it it was amazing Shelves: favorites , reviewed , technical. Tanenbaum's Computer Networks is a good, solid introductory textbook on networking suitable for those with a computing background, either university students or computer professionals.

I learned my basic networking from it six years ago and have been using it as a reference ever since. It uses a layer-based approach, starting at the bottom and working upwards. A very a wide range of material is covered; there is even an appendix on queuing theory. The second chapter deals with the physical layer and gives information about the types of transmission media, wireless transmission, ISDN, cellular radio and communication satellites.

The third chapter deals with the data link layer and discusses the design issues, error detection, error correction, protocols, protocol specification and verification using Finite State Machine Models and Petrinets and example data link layer protocols. The fifth chapter dealing with the network layer discusses design issues, routing algorithms, congestion control, inter-network, the network layer in internet and ATM networks.

Each of the chapters has been explained in a very down-to-earth style. The language is easy to follow. In addition each chapter has a short summary followed by a large set of problems. The problem set is very useful. The only drawback is the lack of a solution manual to the problem sets. In case one wants to follow up a certain chapter a suggested reading list is provided.

Plus points: excellent explanation, reasonably priced, good problem set. Minus points: needs a solution manual :D Computer Networks is still one of the best general texts on networking I know of, however, and it deserves to survive to a fifth edition. Thank you Dr Andrew S Tanenbaum! Aug 03, Ben Cavileer rated it really liked it Shelves: computer-textbooks. Excellent book for anyone looking to pick up advanced networking knowledge. Topics have been relevant to my career and I continue to refer to this book.

The information covers a broad range of topics; however, remains detailed enough to give a thorough explanation. Mar 17, Koen Crolla rated it liked it Shelves: systems-networks , textbooks. This book was a bit of a disappointment.

Tanenbaum has an unhealthy habit of trying to bullshit his way through sections he doesn't have a firm grip on himself, which was particularly apparent in certain sections on the Physical Layer. Since he actually has a PhD in Physics, I suppose it's possible he just wrote an in-depth explanation, then realised his r This book was a bit of a disappointment. Since he actually has a PhD in Physics, I suppose it's possible he just wrote an in-depth explanation, then realised his readers didn't need or want such depth, and so started cutting the more complicated parts of it, without paying attention to whether what he had left in the end was still entirely coherent.

Either way, it's not something you want to see in a textbook author. Some of his chapters also feel poorly structured; for instance, in the middle of the Network Layer, he includes a fairly detailed description of a p2p protocol which clearly belongs in the Application Layer.

Another problem I have with the book is that Tanenbaum seems a bit too convinced wireless is the wave of the future, and spends considerably more time on wireless protocols than I think they really deserve. That could be my own biases talking, though. Other than that, it's a pretty solid textbook.

Very few things he says are actually wrong, and to be fair, it's not intended as a book you read cover to cover, like I did. Many of its problems would disappear entirely in a classroom setting. Be prepared, though: his code examples use a proportional font. Used to read this book in order to pass Computer Networks course in the bachelor degree of the university.

I was very good. A great network fundamental book recommended to whom interested in learning Computer Networks from scratch. View 1 comment. Dec 29, Nav rated it it was amazing.

Best book to know the breadth of networking. Feb 27, Sadia Dina rated it really liked it. The language used here to explain, was so smooth to understand their points. Feb 03, Manuel J. It's a very helpful and very complete book about networks.

The main point is that it privileges the why over the how, so the boring mechanics takes second place to the reasons behind the choices made along a short but eventful history. Dec 12, Timoteo Ponce rated it it was amazing Shelves: technology. One of the best written books of technology, Mr. Tanenbaum accomplished a very entertaining book with lots of examples, mixing technology and imagination he accomplished to create a classic.

Jun 04, Suresh Madhavan rated it liked it. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Jul 23, Serejka Keller rated it it was amazing. The book not just gives not knowledge. To me, it's given something more. Thanks Andrew. Mar 21, Md. Abiruzzaman rated it really liked it.

A perfect book for beginners The flow of the book is such that great detail is provided without being too heavy on the reader. Some parts may seem math-heavy, but one does not need to understand those fully though that would be ideal to appreciate the text. Also, wherever necessary, the authors provide the reasons for decisions in design, that makes understanding a lot of stuff much easier.

All in all a great book, and an absolute must read! More of a primer on Networks, but does the job. But Wires are still wires, and switches are still switches.


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