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Network Know-How by John Ross

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Chapter 7. ETHERNET NETWORK INTERFACES

Every computer on a network uses some kind of internal or external connector to send and receive data to and from other computers. This connector, along with the hardware that controls it, is called a network adapter or network interface because it's the point of contact between the computer and the network. In a small home or business network, the network interface can be either an Ethernet port that communicates with the network through a cable or a wireless transmitter and receiver that exchanges radio signals with a Wi-Fi base station. This chapter describes the most common wired Ethernet network interfaces. Chapter 8 provides similar information about connecting your computer to a network through a wireless ...

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