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CSC 311 CHAPTER TEN CONNECTING NETWORKS
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CSC 311 We have looked at several different network topologies Why do we have different types of networks? Why do we create different, distinct LAN arrangements? How do we connect them, so LANs can communicate with other LANs and WANs?
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CSC 311 How we connect networks depends, to some degree, upon what we are trying to accomplish? Are we connecting segments of a LAN, similar LANs, dissimilar LANs, or wide area networks?
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CSC 311 Contrary to what the author says, repeaters do not connect LANs, they connect segments of a LAN. The figure shown below would, logically, behave as a single Local Area Network. All devices, on any of these so-called LANs lie in the same collision domain, and thus, on the same LAN.
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CSC 311 As we discussed when examining the Ethernet Topology, Ethernet Networks today commonly use hubs and their star configuration, nevertheless, they constitute a single LAN
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CSC 311 We would, more likely, wish to use layer two connections, why? For this purpose, we might use a bridge rather than a repeater. To use a bridge, all of these LANs must be of the same type.
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