Chapter 1. Understanding Ethernet Networking
In This Chapter
- What Is Ethernet?
- Understanding Network Interface Cards
- Understanding Network Cables
- Understanding Switches
- Understanding Routers
- Understanding Other Ethernet Devices
- A Buyer’s Guide to Ethernet Hardware
- From Here
All computing topics begin, at some level, with hardware. No matter what you want to do digitally, you do it with and through hardware. From the computer itself and all of its internal components, to external devices such as the keyboard, mouse, monitor, printer, modem, and speakers, software requires hardware. But there’s one computing topic that is particularly hardware intensive, and that’s the subject of this book: networking. Although connecting a couple of computers ...