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CCNA Self-Study: Network Media (The Physical Layer)

Chapter Description

To determine what transmission media is right for particular networking enviornment you must consider organization's required throughput, cabling distance, noise resistance, security, flexibility and plans for growth.In this article Steve McQuerry highlights the concepts and procedures for assembling and cabling Cisco routers.

Chapter Summary

As you begin to build an internetwork, the first thing you have to consider is the physical implementation of the LAN and WAN connections. These considerations include speed of services, infrastructure, and physical interfaces. This chapter discussed how Ethernet physical layer standards correlate to the infrastructure that you have to install to use the services. This chapter also reviewed the connection differences for WAN connections and how to connect to a console or AUX port for management of the device.

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