Degree Name

Master of Engineering (Hons.)


Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering


There is a growing desire to interconnect Local Area Networks over large distances, using public data networks. Coupled with this desire is the requirement to provide integration of different services, such as voice and data. A system is developed which provides multiple interfaces to existing high speed public data networks and supports compatibility with ISDNs. Additionally, it provides a versatile support mechanism whereby integration of services can be achieved simply and quickly. This system is called the High Speed Link System. A range of LAN interconnection methods are examined and evaluated. An appropriate LAN interconnection method is nominated. Specific problems relating to Remote LAN interconnection over public networks are analysed. The High Speed Link System is used in the development of a Remote LAN interconnection system. Major aspects and features of this Remote LAN Interconnection system are presented and discussed.