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

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CHAPTER 14. Dial-Up Connections

SOME OF THE MAIN TOPICS IN THIS CHAPTER ARE

The Point-to-Point Protocol and the Serial Line Internet Protocol 229

The Serial Line Internet Protocol (SLIP) 230

The Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP) 231

Configuring a Windows XP Professional Client for Dial-Up 236

When Dial-Up Isn’t Fast Enough 238

If you operate a large corporate network, you might be tempted to skip this chapter. After all, you probably have one or more routers/firewalls and other devices connecting your corporate network to the Internet using a large dedicated data pipe, such as a T1, a T3, an ATM (Asynchronous Transfer Mode), a Frame Relay, or a MPLS (Multi Protocol Label Switching) and/or a SONET connection. However, if you have workers on the move, ...

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