Chapter 12. Introduction to Switched Networks

Modern networks continue to evolve to keep pace with the changing way organizations carry out their daily business. Different devices must seamlessly work together to provide a fast, secure, and reliable connection between hosts. LAN switches provide the connection point for end users into the enterprise network and are also primarily responsible for the control of information within the LAN environment. In this chapter, we review current network design models and the way LAN switches build forwarding tables to switch data efficiently.

LAN Design

In today’s globalized workplace, employees can access resources from anywhere in the world and information must be available at any time, and on any device. ...

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