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First Mile Access Networks and Enabling Technologies by Tony Antony, Ashwin Gumaste

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Wireless Data: The Evolution of the 802.11 Series of Standards

Xerox implemented Ethernet in the early 1970s as a rudimentary network protocol. Chlamtac and Franta's seminal book on Ethernet, Local Area Networks, conceptualized the first approach to local-area networking in 1979. Since then, Ethernet has evolved from just a data-link layer protocol to a universally acceptable protocol that integrates and works as a method of communication over multiple network types. The concept of Ethernet is based on carrier sense multiple access—that is, a user sends its frame of data into a network only after listening to the network and making sure that no one is transmitting data at that time. This means that two users may be listening to a busy channel, ...

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