Chapter 4. Local Area Networks (LANs)

  1. Martin P. Clark Telecommunications Consultant

Published Online: 19 JUN 2003

DOI: 10.1002/047086804X.ch4

Data Networks, IP and the Internet: Protocols, Design and Operation

Data Networks, IP and the Internet: Protocols, Design and Operation

How to Cite

Clark, M. P. (2003) Local Area Networks (LANs), in Data Networks, IP and the Internet: Protocols, Design and Operation, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/047086804X.ch4

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 19 JUN 2003
  2. Published Print: 28 MAR 2003

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470848562

Online ISBN: 9780470868041

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Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The Different LAN Topologies and Standards

  • Ethernet (CSMA/CD; IEEE 802.3)

  • Ethernet LAN Standards (IEEE 802.3 and 802.2)

  • Ethernet LAN Datalink Layer Protocols — LLC and MAC

  • Ethernet Physical Layer — Basic Functions of the Physical Layer Signalling (PLS)

  • Ethernet Hubs (Half Duplex Repeaters)

  • Alternative Physical Layers — Ethernet, Fast Ethernet and Gigabit Ethernet

  • LAN Segments and Repeaters — Extending the Size of a Single Collision Domain

  • LAN Switches — Extending Coverage and Managing Traffic in LAN Networks

  • Other Types of LAN (Token Ring and Token Bus)

  • LAN Operating Software and LAN Servers

  • Interconnection of LANs — Bridges, Switches, VLANs, Routers and Gateways