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CCENT/CCNA ICND1 100-101 Official Cert Guide by Wendell Odom

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Choosing Ethernet Technology for a Campus LAN

The term campus LAN refers to the LAN created to support larger buildings, or multiple buildings in somewhat close proximity to one another. For example, a company might lease office space in several buildings in the same office park. The network engineers can then build a campus LAN that includes switches in each building, plus Ethernet links between the switches in the buildings, to create a larger campus LAN.

When planning and designing a campus LAN, the engineers must consider the types of Ethernet available and the cabling lengths supported by each type. The engineers also need to choose the speeds required for each Ethernet segment. Additionally, some thought needs to be given to the idea that ...

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