Chapter 2

Network Infrastructure

IN THIS CHAPTER

Bullet Looking at the various elements that make up a typical network infrastructure

Bullet Considering how standards and protocols are used in networking

Bullet Taking a look at network topology

Bullet Examining the elements of a network’s cable infrastructure

Bullet Understanding ports, interfaces, and MAC addresses

Bullet Learning how network data is transmitted via packets

Bullet Understanding collisions in wired and wireless networks

Bullet Introducing broadcast packets

Bullet Perusing wireless networks

In this chapter, I cover the key concepts of local area networks — that is, networks that are ...

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