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The Illustrated Network by Walter Goralski

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CHAPTER 3 Network Link Technologies

What You Will Learn

In this chapter, you will learn more about the links used to connect the nodes of the Illustrated Network. We’ll investigate the frame types used in various technologies and how they carry packets. We’ll take a long look at Ethernet, and mention many other link types used primarily in private networks.

You will learn about SONET/SDH, DSL, and wireless technologies as well as Ethernet. All four link types are used on the Illustrated Network.

This chapter explores the physical and data link layer technologies used in the Illustrated Network. We investigate the methods used to link hosts and intermediate nodes together over shorter LAN distances and longer WAN distances to make a complete ...

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