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Switched, Fast, and Gigabit Ethernet, Third Edition

Switched, Fast, and Gigabit Ethernet, Third Edition

Author: Sean Riley; Robert Breyer
Web Price: $50 US
Publisher: MTP
ISBN: 1578700736
Publication Date: 12/30/98
Pages: 650

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Switched, Fast, and Gigabit Ethernet, Third Edition is the one and only solution needed to understand and fully implement this entire range of Ethernet innovations. Acting both as an overview of current technologies and hardware requirements as well as a hands-on, comprehensive tutorial for deploying and managing Switched, Fast, and Gigabit Ethernets, this guide covers the most prominent present and future challenges network administrators face.


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The History of Ethernet


1. -


The History of Ethernet




Repeating, Bridging, Switching, and Layer 3 Switching


2. -


An Overview of High-Speed LAN Technologies


3. -


Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, and Gigabit Ethernet Standards


4. -


Layer 2 Ethernet Switching


5. -


VLANs and Layer 3 Switching




Determining Your Ethernet Needs


6. -


Cabling and More on Physical Layers


7. -


Bandwidth: How Much Is Enough?


8. -


Network Components




Deploying, Managing, and Troubleshooting


9. -




10. -


Deployment Examples


11. -


Managing Switched, Fast, and Gigabit Ethernet Networks


12. -








A. -


Gigabit and Fast Ethernet Vendors


B. -


Further Reading


C. -


Useful Web Links


13. -


Fast-Track Future


Breaking News

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Expert Advice

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