Nowadays there are more than a hundred different manuals on the topic of Computer networks. They all talk about modern computer equipment, but everyone knows about it in different ways. There are both good and bad ones among them, but today I will tell you about two the best ones.
The first book is the book written by V. Olifer and N. Olifer “Computer networks. Principles, technologies, protocol”
This book was written in 2016 and covers topics such as the principles of networking, how to create large composite networks, and how to manage such networks. It also includes information about the features of traditional and advanced technologies of local networks.
It should be understood that the book is 2016, so some information is already outdated.
This textbook is used in many Russian universities. Many important aspects of networks are described in detail and inaccessible language. It is suitable for you like a manual or reference.
The second book is a book by E. Tanenbaum and D. Weerall under the symbolic title “Computer Networks”
It is this book that currently bears the title of “The best book on computer networks”.
The book will tell you about the following:
- The main concepts of computer networks;
- The principles of hardware and software operation;
- The aspects and levels of networking.
Beginners in this field should pay attention to this book, as it contains information about the levels of technology that operate in the modern information world.
This book of 2016 is the 5th edition and it extensively covers the topics of wireless networks(such as 802.12 and 802.16), describes in detail the RFID technology, the features of the 3G network, touches on the topic of Internet telephony, etc.
These books have won popular love and have become the most useful, and in principle the best books on computer networks.