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Upgrading and Repairing Networks, Fifth Edition by Mark Edward Soper, Terry W Ogletree

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CHAPTER 8. Network Switches

SOME OF THE MAIN TOPICS IN THIS CHAPTER ARE

How Switches Work 126

Switch Hardware Types 132

Switch Troubleshooting and Management 135

Ethernet switches provide a single-device replacement for two older Ethernet devices:

image A switch connects multiple network segments to each other, just as a hub does.

image A switch manages traffic between systems to prevent collisions, just as a bridge does.

Switches also provide several benefits compared to hubs and bridges. Notably, most switches support full-duplex operation, enabling faster ...

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