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Solaris™ 9 Network Administrator Exam Cram™ 2 (Exam CX-310-044) by John Philcox

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Network Devices

Assembling the necessary hardware is the first step in setting up every network. This differs depending on the size and complexity of the network, but this section provides some fundamental descriptions of the more common network devices.

Network Adapters

The network adapter is usually a card installed into a server or workstation to enable the host to connect to the network. Some computer systems come with an integrated network adapter, which means it is built on to the main system board. Different network adapters are available depending on the type of network and the type of connection media. For example, ethernet and token-ring networks require different network adapters, as do twisted-pair and fiber-optic cable media. The ...

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