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Network+ Training Guide by Mike Harwood, Drew Bird

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Troubleshooting Topology Errors

  • Given a troubleshooting scenario involving a network with a particular physical topology (i.e. bus, star/hierarchical, mesh, ring, and wireless) and including a network diagram, identify the network area affected and the cause of the problem.

As discussed in Chapter 1, “Introduction to Networking,” several different topologies are used for networks. Each of these different types of network designs has failure points that are specific to the topology being used. To get a better idea of what is involved in troubleshooting these topology errors, the following sections provide specific troubleshooting scenarios and identify the potential causes of the problems.

Bus Network Errors

Recall from Chapter 1 that a bus topology ...

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