CISCO___NETWORKING_ESSENTIA

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Unformatted text preview: C i s c o N e t wo r k i n g E s s e n t i a l s for Educational Institutions Education Guide Cisco Systems, Inc., the worldwide leader in networking for the Internet, has prepared this guide to make networking easier for your campus or district. If youre new to networking, its an ideal introduction, starting with the most basic of components and helping you pinpoint the best technologies and design for your network. If you already know your networking ABCs, look to this guide for straightforward explanations of key terms and concepts to keep building your knowledge base. Cisco solutions are at the foundation of thousands of education networks worldwide, from leading universities to campus computer labs. We have a strong commitment to making education networks powerful, practical learning resources and preparing todays students to excel in the information economy. Whats more, 80 percent of the routers that make up the Internet are from Cisco. Virtually all Internet traffic flows through Cisco equipment. So when you install Cisco, youre choosing the networking equipment proven suitable for the worlds largest and fastest-growing networks. For details on Cisco solutions for your networks or education initiatives, call 800 778 3632 , ext. 6030 , or visit our Web site at www.cisco.com/edu. Table of Contents What This Guide Can Do for You 1 The Building Blocks: Basic Components of Networks 2 Clients and Servers 2 Wiring and Cable 3 Network Interface Cards 3 Hubs 4 Margin Note: Network Management 4 Margin Note: Modems 4 Switches 5 Routers 5 Margin Note: Uninterruptible Power Supplies 6 Margin Note: Bridges 6 Networking Technologies Overview 7 Local-Area Networks: Ethernet and Fast Ethernet 7 Remote Access and Wide-Area Networks 9 Margin Note: Token Ring 9 Margin Note: High-Speed LAN Technologies 9 Analog Lines 10 Margin Note: Analog vs. Digital 10 ISDN 11 Margin Note: Modems vs. Routers 11 Leased Lines 12 Margin Note: The Universal Service Fund, or E-Rate 12 Margin Note: Fund-Raising for Networking Projects 12 Margin Note: Remote Access Servers 12 Which Service Is Right for You? 13 Education Networking Examples 14 A Local-Area Network at a Campus 14 As the Campus Network Grows 15 A Wide-Area Network for a Small District 16 A Community College WAN 16 Making the Right Connection: Network How-Tos 17 How to Connect to the Internet 17 How to Choose an Internet Service Provider 19 How to Create Your Own Web Site 20 Margin Note: Instant Web Content for Education 20 Margin Note: Security 20 Basic Network Design: Considerations 21 A Problem Solvers Guide to Relieving Congestion 21 How to Spot Network Congestion 21 Good Network Design: The 80-20 Rule 23 Giving Your Network a Performance Boost 24 Dedicated Bandwidth to Workgroups and Servers 25 Margin Note: Types of Ethernet Traffic 25 Making the Most of Your Existing Equipment as Your Network Evolves 26 Networking Basics Checklist 27 For Building a Small LAN 27 For Connecting Buildings on a Campus...
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