Free Trial

Safari Books Online is a digital library providing on-demand subscription access to thousands of learning resources.


  • Create BookmarkCreate Bookmark
  • Create Note or TagCreate Note or Tag
  • PrintPrint
Share this Page URL
Help

Chapter 6. Network Hardware Components (... > End-of-Chapter Commentary

End-of-Chapter Commentary

This concludes our discussion of layer 1 and layer 2 network components. In subsequent chapters some of the concepts discussed in this chapter are extended. For example, in Chapter 7, we discuss WANs, internetworking, and network layer (layer 3) concepts and components. Two topics that are discussed in Chapter 7 that were referenced in the current chapter are routers and switches. Another topic of this chapter, Ethernet switches, is expanded on in Chapter 8. The topic of switching is also extended in later chapters. For example, token ring switching is discussed in Chapter 9, FDDI switching is discussed in Chapter 10, frame relay switching is discussed in Chapter 11, and ATM switching is discussed in Chapter 15. Finally, for a review of layer 1 or layer 2 concepts, refer to Chapters 4 and 5, respectively.


  

You are currently reading a PREVIEW of this book.

                                                                                                                    

Get instant access to over $1 million worth of books and videos.

  

Start a Free Trial


  
  • Safari Books Online
  • Create BookmarkCreate Bookmark
  • Create Note or TagCreate Note or Tag
  • PrintPrint