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Local Area High Speed Networks by Dr. Sidnie Feit

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Summary Points

  • Auto-Negotiation enables a pair of link partners to communicate whenever either interface is initialized, reset, or reconfigured and to discover an optimal set of mutually supported capabilities.

  • There are two separate Auto-Negotiation technology families: twisted-pair interfaces and 1000BASE-X interfaces.

  • Twisted-pair Ethernet interfaces can automatically negotiate transmission speed, half- or full–duplex operation, and use of flow control. In addition, 1000BASE-T and 100BASE-T2 interfaces can negotiate master/slave roles.

  • 1000BASE-X interfaces can automatically negotiate half- or full-duplex operation and the use of flow control.

  • Both families can use Auto-Negotiation messages to describe a fault or to report vendor- or product-specific ...

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