Chapter 1. LAN Switching Foundation Technologies

This chapter covers the following topics:

Anyone responsible for implementing and supporting local-area networks (LANs) is increasingly challenged with understanding the fundamental concepts behind Ethernet switching. Almost all new local-area networking infrastructure is based on some type of Ethernet (10 Mbps/100 Mbps/1000 Mbps). It is also worth noting that newer Ethernet implementations include support for the 10 Gbps rate. This book focuses on the concepts, architecture, configuration, and troubleshooting of Cisco Ethernet switches.

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