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Local Area Networks


Second Edition Gerd Keiser

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Chapter One

Overview of LANs

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WAN, MAN, and LAN concepts


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A shared-medium LAN and associated terminology


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A NIC as a conversion interface


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Interconnections of LANs and LAN segments through layered protocols


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Networking concept of a client/server interaction


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Segmentation of a long message


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Example of a switched LAN


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Three constrained-topology LANs


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Illustration of a mesh network


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Typical LAN for an office environment


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Example of a backbone LAN


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Illustration of a wireless LAN


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Illustration of a storage area network


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