Over a hundred different textbooks on the topic “Computer networks” have been created in the world. They all talk about the modern equipment of computers, but each knows about it differently. There are both good and bad among them, but today I will tell you about 2 of the best.
The first book is the book by V. Olifer and N. Olifer “Computer networks. Principles, technologies, protocols”
This book was written in 2016 and covers topics such as networking principles, how to create large, concatenated networks, and how to manage such networks. It also includes information about the features of traditional and future technologies of local area networks.
It should be understood that the book is 2016, so some of the information is already out of date.
This textbook is used in many Russian universities. Many important aspects of networks are described here in detail and in accessible language. It will suit you as a manual or reference.
The second book is a book by E. Tanenbaum and D. Weeeroll 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:
1. About the main concepts of computer networks;
2. About the principles of operation of hardware and software;
3. About the aspects and levels of networking.
Beginners in this area should definitely 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 discusses the topics of wireless networks (such as 802.12 and 802.16), describes in detail the RFID technology, features of the 3G network, touches on the topic of Internet telephony, etc.
These books won popular love and became the most useful, and in principle the best books on computer networks.