CHAPTER 3. Network Design Strategies

SOME OF THE MAIN TOPICS IN THIS CHAPTER ARE

Planning a Logical Network Design 31

Planning and Design Components 36

The Physical Network 39

Planning Resources 40

Many types of networks were discussed in Chapter 1, “A Short History of Computer Networking,” from ARPANET to TCP/IP. And in Chapter 2, “Overview of Network Topologies,” you learned about the various topologies you can employ when designing and creating a local area network (LAN), and we also looked at some scenarios in which several networks were connected to form a wide area network (WAN). In this chapter, we will look at another aspect of creating a network: the network’s logical and physical design. The physical aspects of your LAN will depend ...

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