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Introduction to WANs

Introduction In the previous chapters, we have been primarily focused on LAN technologies, however, as an enterprise grows, so does its networking needs. Consider company ABC, they formed in 2010 in New York, however, over the last couple of years they have grown rapidly and they now have three branches, one in Los Angeles, Miami […]

Dynamic routing protocols

Overview In the previous chapter, we looked at static routing. We saw how the router finds the best path to a network. We configured static routes and traffic was able to flow between two points. In this chapter, we will give an overview of dynamic routing protocols. We will define them and learn how they […]

Static routing

Overview Welcome to the world of routing. In the next few chapters, we will look at how packets find their way in networks through routers. In this chapter, we will learn static routing. Routers in our networks discover remote networks in one of two ways; Statically configured routes Dynamic routing protocols We will learn various […]

Planning and cabling the network

Overview In our previous chapters, we have looked at the OSI and TCP/IP models in detail and explained how they aid in communication. All these concepts lead up to this chapter and beyond. In this chapter, we will learn how to plan our networks and look at the various cabling options to use in our […]

The world of networks

Introduction Communication has evolved greatly. Traditional communication methods such as mail have been overtaken by more sophisticated forms. Electronic Communication methods offer higher speeds; more efficiency, reliability, integrity, security; scale across larger geographical areas and require less resources to use. Tools and services such as e-mail, blogs, podcasts, instant messaging, and social networks among other […]