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Overview In part 1 and 2 of this chapter, we focused on 802.1D STP, in this chapter, we continue with STP but we will focus on the different variations of STP mainly; PVSTP and RSTP. We will begin with the concepts that make these protocols different from 802.1D STP, then we will configure PVSTP and […]

Ether channel

Overview in the previous chapter, we looked at the role of redundancy in the network and the prevention of loops in redundant LANs using STP. In this chapter, we will look at how we can utilize the links between our switches more effectively even in a network that STP has blocked links on. We will […]


Overview In part 1 of this topic on STP, we looked at the STP concepts and discussed how STP helps in redundancy and loop prevention in LAN networks, in this second part, we will configure STP and as well as troubleshoot STP. Configuration of STP By default STP is on by default on CISCO switches, […]

Data link layer, Ethernet and physical layer

Overview In the previous chapters, we learnt about the application layer and transport layer port communication, we also looked at the network layer and IPv4 addressing for remote delivery of packets. In this chapter we look at the data link layer and discuss how it prepares packets for transport over different types of media and […]