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

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CHAPTER 15. Dedicated Connections

SOME OF THE MAIN TOPICS IN THIS CHAPTER ARE

Leased Lines 240

Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM) 244

The Importance of Frame Relay and the X.25 Interface 251

The preceding chapter covered some of the dial-up solutions you can use to connect your LAN to a wide area network (WAN), or to connect branch offices to your LAN. In this chapter you will learn about the dedicated mediums that have typically been used to connect business locations so that large data transfers can take place. Some are traditional approaches that still have a place in today’s network environment. T1 lines (digital leased lines), ATM, and even Frame Relay are still widely implemented. Indeed, ATM and Frame Relay have continued to adapt to today’s ...

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