Your first step into the world of LAN switching
No LAN switching experience required
Includes clear and easily understood explanations
Makes learning easy
Your first step to LAN switching begins here!
Learn local-area network (LAN) key concepts and terminology
Identify key issues involved with designing and managing a switched LAN
Answer the question: do I need a hub, a bridge, or a switch?
Welcome to the world of LAN switching!
Network switches work by connecting network paths together and making intelligent decisions about moving traffic in a network. By keeping track of changes in the network, switches reduce congestion and improve speed.
No LAN switching experience needed!
LAN Switching First-Step explains the basics of LAN switching in easy-to-grasp language that all of us can understand. This book takes you on a guided tour of the key concepts behind how bridges and switches work. Whether you are looking to take your first step into a career in networking or are interested in just gaining a conversational knowledge of the technology, this book is for you!
Table of Contents
- About the Author
- About the Technical Reviewers
- Icons Used in This Book
- Command Syntax Conventions
- Networking Basics
- Network Models and Standards
- Local-Area Networking Introduction
- Traditional LAN Architecture
- Ethernet LANs
- How a Switch Works
- Spanning Tree Protocol (STP)
- Virtual LANs (VLANs)
- Switching Security
LAN Switched Network Design
- Local-Area Network (LAN) Segments
- Switched Network Components
- Flat Network Topology
- Hierarchical Topology
- Switched LAN Network Designs
- Benefits of a Layer 2 Switch in a Network
- Benefits of a Layer 3 Router in a Network
- VLAN Design Considerations
- General Network Design Principles
- Switched LAN Network Design Principles
- Chapter Summary
- Chapter Review Questions
- Switch Network Management
- Switching Case Studies
- Answers to Chapter Review Questions
- Title: LAN Switching first-step
- Release date: July 2004
- Publisher(s): Cisco Press
- ISBN: 1587201003