An extensive blueprint for understanding and implementing Fast Ethernet-quickly, efficiently, and reliably. Written by two Compaq engineers with extensive experience designing and building Fast Ethernet networks, this comprehensive guide gives the hands-on advice you need to quickly and efficiently migrate to a low-cost, reliable, high-speed networking environment and to optimize performance. The only Fast Ethernet guide written from the network manager's point of view, it emphasizes a complete understanding of the underlying technology as the key to implementation success. Several illustrated examples depict solid strategies for integrating Fast Ethernet technology into your network without incurring lengthy downtime or compromising current system capabilities. Quinn and Russell's Fast Ethernet: * Describes, in accessible terms, how Fast Ethernet technology works. * Covers all components, from NICs and repeaters to switches and routers * Helps you analyze current and future network needs, and shows how Fast Ethernet can solve bandwidth problems. * Provides planning and design guidelines as well as real-world scenarios. * Arms you with network management strategies guaranteed to help keep your Fast Ethernet system performing at peak levels. * Covers key features of Fast Ethernet equipment and how they can work for youFor cables, the propagation delays in BT and the cables lengths can be measured directly using a cable tester. ... Workstations or other nodes are usually connected to the wall jack using another patch cable. ... and the longest two cable drops are found, they are plugged into the following formula to compute the worst-case, round-trip propagation delay of the segment: Figure B.5 Typical connections.
|Author||:||Liam B. Quinn, Richard G. Russell|
|Publisher||:||Wiley - 1997-06-11|