Your total guide to planning, designing, implementing, and managing state-of-the-art Ethernet networks
From 10Base-T through Gigabit Ethernet, Ethernet Networks, Third Edition provides everything you need to know to plan, implement, manage, and upgrade Ethernet networks. Learn how to use Ethernet switches, bridges, routers, and lesser known, but important equipment to set up and manage an effective and efficient network. Revised to cover new switches, Virtual LANs, and all the latest Ethernet technology, Ethernet Networks, Third Edition helps you:
• Use Ethernet switches to construct tiered networks that boost LAN performance
• Understand Gigabit Ethernet and how it supports LAN interconnectivity
• Protect your LAN while connected to the Internet using firewalls and routers
Support NetWare(r), Windows(r), and TCP/IP connectivity with Ethernet
Ethernet Networks, Third Edition is an indispensable resource for network planners, network administrators, and systems engineers, who work with Ethernet networks.