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Summary

The main topics covered in this chapter are the following:

  • The origins of Ethernet, which included a discussion of Ethernet’s CSMA/CD features.

  • A variety of Ethernet standards were contrasted in terms of media type, network bandwidth, and distance limitation.

  • Various features that might be available on modern Ethernet switches. These features include VLANs, trunking, STP, link aggregation, PoE, port monitoring, user authentication, and first-hop redundancy.


  

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