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Learning Path: Basic Network Concepts

Part of the Networking and communications glossary:

BASIC NETWORK CONCEPTS...circuit - network - node - topology - bus - ring - campus - backbone - bridge - switch - packet - circuit-switched - packet-switched - frame - virtual circuit - local area network - wide area network - metropolitan area nework - duplex - gateway - giant - runt - Quality of Service (QoS) - network operations center (NOC) - BER

LOCAL AREA NETWORKS...LAN - Ethernet - Token Ring - ARCNET - NetWare - FDDI - bridge - backbone - network interface card - HIPPI - stackable hub

ETHERNET...Aloha - Ethernet - CSMA/CD - collision - MAU - AUI - Fast Ethernet - Gigabit Ethernet - 10BASE-T and related media types - Thinnet and Thicknet - vampire tap - BNC connector - stackable hub - MTU - PPP over Ethernet (PPPoE)

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This was last updated in May 2008
Posted by: Margaret Rouse

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