Chapter 10. Selecting Technologies and Devices for Campus Networks

Physical network design involves the selection of LAN and WAN technologies for campus and enterprise network designs. During this phase of the top-down network design process, choices are made regarding cabling, physical and data link layer protocols, and internetworking devices (such as switches, routers, and wireless access points). A logical design, which Part II, “Logical Network Design,” covered, forms the foundation for a physical design. In addition, business goals, technical requirements, network traffic characteristics, and traffic flows, all of which were discussed in Part I, “Identifying Your Customer’s Needs and Goals,” influence a physical design.

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