In the previous chapter, some of the accepted theories of computer networking were presented along with the historical context in which they were developed. In this chapter, practical examples of common network solutions are explained in relation to theories presented in Chapter 2.
Computer networking covers a wide range of topics from cable types, network topologies, and access mechanisms to protocols, and resilient design and management practices. This chapter presents and explains the most common technologies and mechanisms used to transfer digital data in computer networks. These are related to the 7-layer model where necessary and compared to the QoS that the delivery of digital audio data requires. ...