Appendix A. In-Depth Review of 802.3u and 802.3ad Auto-Negotiation

This appendix covers the following topics:

Earlier chapters described basic troubleshooting, valid configuration options, and sample configurations of 802.3u auto-negotiation. This appendix expands the discussion of auto-negotiation into a Layer 1 discussion of how auto-negotiation operates. This in-depth review of auto-negotiation covers material not tested on the BCMSN exam. However, this information provides a complete understanding of auto-negotiation, which is useful to individuals who need operation details and troubleshooting assistance.

In general, ...

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