Chapter 4. Ethernet Technology

After completion of this chapter, you will be able to answer the following questions:

Image What are the characteristics of Ethernet networks, in terms of media access, collisions domains, broadcast domains, and distance/speed limitations of various Ethernet standards?

Image What functions are performed by Ethernet switch features, such as VLANs, trunks, Spanning Tree Protocol, link aggregation, Power over Ethernet, port monitoring, user authentication, and first-hop redundancy?

Odds are, when you are working with local-area ...

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