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

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CHAPTER 12. The IEEE LAN/MAN Committee Networking Standards

SOME OF THE MAIN TOPICS IN THIS CHAPTER ARE

What Is the LAN/MAN Committee? 189

Obtaining the IEEE 802 Standards Documents Free 193

The key to enabling networking products from different manufacturers to work together is standards. For software products (including network protocols and applications), standards usually define functionality and the interfaces that expose the product to the world of interoperability. For hardware products (such as routers and switches), standards do pretty much the same, but they can also encompass physical components, such as how signaling is done on the wire and which types of network media can be used. In this chapter you will learn about standards established ...

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