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Implementing Cisco Networking Solutions by Harpreet Singh

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Ethernet

Ethernet is the most popular physical layer LAN technology in use today, as it strikes a good balance between speed, cost, and ease of installation. These benefits, combined with the ability to support most layer 3 protocols, make Ethernet an ideal networking technology for most computer users today. Ethernet is defined in the standard IEEE 802.3.

Ethernet is available in a wide range of speeds, using different types of physical cables and connectors. While Ethernet started at a basic speed of 10 Mbps, it is today available at speeds of 10 Mbps, 100 Mbps, 1 Gbps, 10 Gbps, 40 Gbps, and even 100 Gbps, all of which are in use today in the industry. The lower data rates up to 1 Gbps usually have copper interfaces running Unshielded Twisted ...

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