CHAPTER 51. Upgrading Older Ethernet Networks

SOME OF THE MAIN TOPICS IN THIS CHAPTER ARE

Upgrading from 10BASE-2 or 10BASE-T 964

Hardware and Software Factors to Consider for 10BASE-2, 10BASE-T, and 100BASE-T 965

Connecting Networks That Use Different Cables or Topologies 970

Other Possibilities 970

Upgrading the Network Backbone to Gigabit Ethernet 971

Using Gigabit Ethernet for High-End Servers 971

Gigabit Ethernet Can Cover the Distance 972

10 Gigabit Ethernet Is Becoming Economically Feasible 972

At the end of the day, what makes the task of installing a network a timely and costly one is really just pulling network cables. You not only have to make sure that you meet local building codes, but you also must spend many hours (and labor is ...

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