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Networking Essentials: A CompTIA Network+ N10-007 Textbook, Fifth Edition by Jeffrey S. Beasley, Piyasat Nilkaew

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Chapter 5. Interconnecting the Lans

Chapter Outline

5-1 Introduction

5-2 The Network Bridge

5-3 The Network Switch

5-4 The Router

5-5 Interconnecting LANs with the Router

5-6 Configuring the Network Interface: Auto-negotiation

5-7 The Console Port Connection

Summary

Questions and Problems

Objectives

  • Describe how a bridge is used to interconnect LANs

  • Describe how a switch is used to interconnect LANs

  • Discuss the advantages of using a switch instead of a hub

  • Describe the function of a router when used to interconnect LANs

  • Describe the interface associated with a router

  • Describe the function of a gateway in a computer network

  • Describe the concept of a network segment

  • Describe the concept of auto-negotiation

Key Terms

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