Data and Computer Communications: Pearson New International Edition

William Stallings
Juli 2013
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Two-time winner of the best Computer Science and Engineering textbook of the year award from the Textbook and Academic Authors Association

For a one/two-semester courses in Computer Networks, Data Communications, and Communications Networks in CS, CIS, and Electrical Engineering departments.


With a focus on the most current technology and a convenient modular format, this best-selling text offers a clear and comprehensive survey of the entire data and computer communications field. Emphasizing both the fundamental principles as well as the critical role of performance in driving protocol and network design, it explores in detail all the critical technical areas in data communications, wide-area networking, local area networking, and protocol design.


A modular format — This structure allows instructors to easily design a course to meet their individual needs. For students, it breaks this massive subject into comprehensible parts.


Unifying principles — The text repeatedly emphasizes such principles as multiplexing, flow control, and error control, and contrasts their application in specific areas of technology. This enables students to understand how the same protocol design principles are applied at different levels of the protocol architecture.


Design Approaches — Exploring alternative approaches to meeting specific communication requirements gives students a deeper understanding of communication system and protocol design.


Standards — A comprehensive discussion of the current status and future direction of related technology standards helps students understand the central role of standards in network and protocol design.


More than 250 homework problems — Problems ranging in difficulty, with solutions provided on the Instructor's Resource Center, give students the opportunity to test their comprehension of concepts.


Strong pedagogical support — The liberal use of figures and tables; glossary; list of acronyms; recommended reading list and Websites; and a bibliography provide students with convenient study tools.


IRC — This Instructor Resource Center to accompany Data and Computer Communications, 9e is a password-protected area of the Prentice Hall online catalog that enables instructors to download presentation and assessment resources quickly.


This text features:

  • Solutions Manual — Solutions to all the homework problems and review questions in the book.
  • Lecture PowerPoints — This chapter-by-chapter outline highlights the key points from each chapter using the text illustrations for an effective and visual presentation.
  • Wireshark Exercise Set — Contains a set of homework assignments for use with the text. Includes the Ethereal Exercises, and Answers for instructors.
  • Wireshark Student Quick Start Guide — Also included in the Wireshark Exercise set is a Quick Start Guide for instructors to hand out to their Students.
  • Wireshark Video Tutorial — enables the student to quickly learn how to use Wireshark.
  • Figures — A Zip file with all the figures from the text in PDF format.
  • Tables — A Zip file with all the Tables from the text in PDF format.

The author maintains a robust website with additional resources.


  • Unparalleled project support — The Instructor's Resource Center not only includes guidance on how to assign and structure projects, but also includes a set of suggested projects that covers a broad range of topics from the text, including research projects, simulation projects, analytic modeling projects, and reading/report assignments. This hands-on experience helps reinforce concepts from the text.


  • Companion Website — Access textbook-related resources and support materials for students and instructors maintained by the author.



  • Student Resource Site — Access a wealth of computer science-related information including mathematics reviews, how-to documents, research resources, and career explorations maintained by the author.


New to this Edition


This ninth edition is seeing the light of day less than four years after the publication of the eighth edition. During that time, the pace of change in this field continues unabated. In this new edition, Stallings tries to capture these changes while maintaining a broad and comprehensive coverage of the entire field. To begin the process of revision, the eighth edition of this book was extensively reviewed by a number of professors who teach the subject. The result is that, in many places, the narrative has been clarified and tightened, and illustrations have been improved.
Beyond these refinements to improve pedagogy and user friendliness, there have been major substantive changes throughout the book. Highlights include: 

  • Animations: Animation provides a powerful tool for understanding the complex mechanisms of network protocols. The ninth edition incorporates a number separate animations covering such protocols as HyperText Transfer Protocol (HTTP), Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP), and Transmission Control Protocol (TCP). The text clearly indicates where the animations should be used.
  • Examples: The number of examples incorporated in the book has been significantly expanded.
  • Twisted pair transmission standards: This new edition covers the 2009 ANSI/TIA 568-C standards and the recent ISO/IEC 11801 twisted-pair transmissions, which are important for gigabit-range Ethernet and other high-speed twisted pair applications.
  • Expanded coverage of broadband Internet access: The sections on cable modem and DSL broadband access have been expanded.
  • New coverage of fourth generation (4G) mobile wireless networks: Includes the key  4G technology of orthogonal frequency division multiple access (OFDMA).
  • New coverage of virtual LANs: VLAN technology is covered, as well as the IEEE 802.1Q standard.
  • Updated coverage of High-Speed Ethernet: The new 100-Gbps standard is covered, including the multilane distribution (MLD) transmission technique, plus expanded coverage of 64B/66B encoding.
  • Updated coverage of WiFi/IEEE 802.11 wireless LANs: IEEE 802.11 and the related WiFi specifications have continued to evolve. New coverage includes 802.11n.
  • Mobile IP: New to this edition is coverage of Mobile IP, which standardizes techniques for IP addressing and routing for mobile end systems.
  • MPLS: New to this edition is full chapter devoted to Multiprotocol Label Switching, which is becoming increasingly important on the Internet and other IP-based networks, as well as in telecommunications networks.
  • Expanded coverage of security: The coverage of security, in Part Six, has been completely rewritten and expanded to two chapters. It is more detailed, covering a number of new topics.

In addition, throughout the book, virtually every topic has been updated to reflect the developments in standards and technology that have occurred since the publication of the eighth edition.

Table of Contents






Chapter 0   Reader's and Instructor's Guide

   0.1 Outline of the Book

   0.2 A Roadmap for Readers and Instructors

   0.3 Internet and Web Resources

   0.4 Standards


Chapter 1   Data Communications, Data Networking, and the Internet

   1.1 Data Communications and Networking for Today's Enterprise

   1.2 A Communications Model

   1.3 Data Communications

   1.4 Networks

   1.5 The Internet

   1.6 An Example Configuration


Chapter 2   Protocol Architecture, TCP/IP, and Internet-Based Applications

   2.1 The Need for a Protocol Architecture

   2.2 A Simple Protocol Architecture

   2.3 The TCP/IP Protocol Architecture

   2.4 Standardization within a Protocol Architecture

   2.5 Traditional Internet-Based Applications

   2.6 Multimedia

   2.7 Recommended Reading and Web Sites

   2.8 Key Terms, Review Questions, and Problems

   Appendix 2A The Trivial File Transfer Protocol



Chapter 3   Data Transmission

   3.1 Concepts and Terminology

   3.2 Analog and Digital Data Transmission

   3.3 Transmission Impairments

   3.4 Channel Capacity

   3.5 Recommended Reading and Web Site

   3.6 Key Terms, Review Questions, and Problems

   Appendix 3A Decibels and Signal Strength


Chapter 4   Transmission Media

   4.1 Guided Transmission Media

   4.2 Wireless Transmission

   4.3 Wireless Propagation

   4.4 Line-of-Sight Transmission

   4.5 Recommended Reading and Web Sites

   4.6 Key Terms, Review Questions, and Problems


Chapter 5   Signal Encoding Techniques

   5.1 Digital Data, Digital Signals

   5.2 Digital Data, Analog Signals

   5.3 Analog Data, Digital Signals

   5.4 Analog Data, Analog Signals

   5.5 Recommended Reading

   5.6 Key Terms, Review Questions, and Problems


Chapter 6   Digital Data Communication Techniques

   6.1 Asynchronous and Synchronous Transmission

   6.2 Types of Errors

   6.3 Error Detection

   6.4 Error Correction

   6.5 Line Configurations

   6.6 Recommended Reading

   6.7 Key Terms, Review Questions, and Problems


Chapter 7   Data Link Control Protocols

   7.1 Flow Control

   7.2 Error Control

   7.3 High-Level Data Link Control (HDLC)

   7.4 Recommended Reading

   7.5 Key Terms, Review Questions, and Problems

   Appendix 7A Performance Issues


Chapter 8   Multiplexing

   8.1 Frequency-Division Multiplexing

   8.2 Synchronous Time-Division Multiplexing

   8.3 Statistical Time-Division Multiplexing

   8.4 Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line

   8.5 xDSL

   8.6 Recommended Reading and Web Sites

   8.7 Key Terms, Review Questions, and Problems


Chapter 9   Spread Spectrum

   9.1 The Concept of Spread Spectrum

   9.2 Frequency Hopping Spread Spectrum

   9.3 Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum

   9.4 Code-Division Multiple Access

   9.5 Recommended Reading and Web Site

   9.6 Key Terms, Review Questions, and Problems



Chapter 10 Circuit Switching and  Packet Switching

   10.1   Switched Communications Networks

   10.2   Circuit Switching Networks

   10.3   Circuit Switching Concepts

   10.4   Softswitch Architecture

   10.5   Packet-Switching Principles

   10.6   Recommended Reading and Web Sites

   10.7   Key Terms, Review Questions, and Problems


Chapter 11 Asynchronous Transfer Mode

   11.1   The Role of ATM

   11.2   Protocol Architecture

   11.3   ATM Logical Connections

   11.4   ATM Cells

   11.5   Transmission of ATM Cells

   11.6   ATM Service Categories

   11.7   Recommended Reading and Web Sites

   11.8   Key Terms, Review Questions, and Problems


Chapter 12 Routing in Switched Networks

   12.1   Routing in Packet-Switching Networks

   12.2   Examples: Routing in ARPANET

   12.3   Least-Cost Algorithms

   12.4   Recommended Reading

   12.5   Key Terms, Review Questions, and Problems


Chapter 13 Congestion Control in Data Networks

   13.1   Effects of Congestion

   13.2   Congestion Control

   13.3   Traffic Management

   13.4   Congestion Control in Packet-Switching Networks

   13.5   ATM Traffic Management

   13.6   ATM-GFR Traffic Management

   13.7   Recommended Reading

   13.8   Key Terms, Review Questions, and Problems


Chapter 14 Cellular Wireless Networks

   14.1   Principles of Cellular Networks

   14.2   First-Generation Analog

   14.3   Second-Generation CDMA

   14.4   Third-Generation Systems

   14.4   Fourth-Generation Systems

   14.5   Recommended Reading and Web Sites

   14.6   Key Terms, Review Questions, and Problems



Chapter 15 Local Area Network Overview

   15.1   Background

   15.2   Topologies and Transmission Media

   15.3   LAN Protocol Architecture

   15.4   Bridges

   15.5   Hubs and Switches

   15.6   Virtual LANs

   15.7   Recommended Reading and Web Sites

   15.8   Key Terms, Review Questions, and Problems


Chapter 16 Ethernet

   16.1   Traditional Ethernet

   16.2   High-Speed Ethernet

   16.3   IEEE 802.1Q VLAN Standard

   16.4   Recommended Reading and Web Sites

   16.5   Key Terms, Review Questions, and Problems

   Appendix 16A Digital Signal Encoding for LANs

   Appendix 16B Scrambling


Chapter 17 Wireless LANs

   17.1   Overview

   17.2   Wireless LAN Technology

   17.3   IEEE 802.11 Architecture and Services

   17.4   IEEE 802.11 Medium Access Control

   17.5   IEEE 802.11Physical Layer

   17.6   IEEE 802.11 Security Considerations

   17.7   Recommended Reading and Web Sites

   17.8   Key Terms, Review Questions, and Problems



Chapter 18 Internetwork Protocols

   18.1   Principles of Internetworking

   18.2   Internet Protocol Operation

   18.3   Internet Protocol

   18.4   IPv6

   18.5   Virtual Private Networks and IP Security

   18.6   Recommended Reading and Web Sites