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CompTIA® Network+® 2009 In Depth by Tamara Dean

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Chapter 6. Network Hardware

After reading this chapter and completing the exercises, you will be able to:

  • Identify the functions of LAN connectivity hardware

  • Install, configure, and differentiate between network devices such as NICs, hubs, bridges, switches, routers, and gateways

  • Explain the advanced features of a switch and understand popular switching techniques, including VLAN management

  • Explain the purposes and properties of routing

  • Describe common IPv4 and IPv6 routing protocols

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