Computer Networks, 6/e (GE-Paperback)

Andrew S. Tanenbaum , Nick Feamster , David J. Wetherall



In Computer Networks,Tanenbaum et al. explain how networks work from the inside out. They start withthe physical layer of networking, computer hardware and transmission systems,then work their way up to network applications. Each chapter follows aconsistent approach: The book presents key principles, then illustrates themutilizing real-world example networks that run through the entire book theInternet, and wireless networks, including Wireless LANs, broadband wireless,and Bluetooth. The 6th Edition is updated throughout to reflect the mostcurrent technologies, and the chapter on network security is rewritten to focuson modern security principles and actions.

Keep currentwith the most up-to-date technologiesLearncomputer networks from the inside outUnderstandcurrent issues in the computer networking world

  • NEW - Coverage of modern cellular architectures includes 4G and 5G networks to reflect the most current technology.
  • NEW - Ethernet and wireless networks material, specifically 40- and 100-gigabit Ethernet,, 802.11ad, and 802.11ax, have been added.
  • NEW - Emerging technology discussions cover topics such as virtualization and SDN.
  • UPDATED - Audio and video streaming technology discussions include MPEG-DASH.
  • The texts unique structure and organization present learning from the base, physical layer of networks, including cable networks and satellites, to the data link layer, to the network and transportation layer, and finally to the application layer. Students will understand all aspects of networking and how the different layers affect one another.
  • UPDATED - Additional readings suggested to expand students understanding.
  • UPDATED - Chapter 8, focusing on security, is completely overhauled to focus more effectively on network security and security incidents in practice, including security principles, fundamental attack techniques, defenses, and a wide range of systems-related security issues.
  • UPDATED - Policy is now covered in several chapters.
  • UPDATED - Discussion of DOCSIS a widely used access network (Internet over cable)


Table of Contents
1. Introduction
2. The Physical Layer
3. The Data Link Layer
4. The Medium Access ControlSublayer
5. The Network Layer
6. The Transport Layer
7. The Application Layer
8. Security
9. List and Bibliography