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

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CHAPTER 13. Ethernet: The Universal Standard

SOME OF THE MAIN TOPICS IN THIS CHAPTER ARE

A Short History of Ethernet 196

Collisions: What Are CSMA/CA and CSMA/CD? 199

Restrictions on Legacy Ethernet Topologies 203

Using a Bus Topology 204

Using a Star Topology 205

Hybrid LAN Topologies 206

Using a Backbone to Connect the Enterprise 208

Ethernet Frames 208

Fast Ethernet (IEEE 802.3u) and Gigabit Ethernet (IEEE 802.3z) 213

Ethernet Problems 217

Ethernet Errors 220

Monitoring Errors 223

If you sit down at almost any PC or desktop workstation today, it is very likely that the computer will be linked to the local network by one form of Ethernet or another. Although other local area networking (LAN) technologies, such as Token-Ring or Novell’s proprietary ...

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