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Sams Teach Yourself Networking in 24 Hours, Fourth Edition by Uyless Black

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HOUR 5Network Concepts

What You’ll Learn in This Hour:

Principal hardware and software elements of a network

The need for speed in computer networks

Network hardware: routers (switches, bridges, hubs) and servers

Network software: server operating systems

Media options for the communications link

For the past four hours, we have examined the basic components of computers and how these components relate to networking. This hour expands this information and explains networking hardware and software in more depth. Some of the topics covered here were introduced earlier. For this hour, we take a closer look at them. The preceding discussions viewed them as standalone ingredients to the networking recipe. Now we mix them up a bit and discover ...

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