Chapter 4 - Network Access

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    Summary: Chapter 4: Objectives Upon completion of this chapter, you will be able to: Identify device connectivity options. Describe the purpose and functions of the physical layer in the network. Describe basic principles of the physical layer standards. Identify the basic characteristics of copper cabling. Build a UTP cable used in Ethernet networks. Describe fiber-optic cabling and its main advantages over other media. Describe wireless media. Select the appropriate media for a given requirement and connect devices. Describe the purpose and function of the data link layer in preparing communication for transmission on specific media. Describe the Layer 2 frame structure and identify generic fields. Identify several sources for the protocols and standards used by the data link layer. Compare the functions of logical topologies and physical topologies. Describe the basic characteristics of media control methods on WAN topologies. Describe the basic characteristics of media control methods on LAN topologies. Describe the characteristics and functions of the data link frame.
    Divisions: Academic > School of Computing, Engineering and Built Environment > Department of Computing > Computing
    Copyright holder: Copyright © Glasgow Caledonian University
    Tags: Physical Layer Protocols, Network Media, Data Link Layer Protocols, Media Access Control
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    Date Deposited: 13 Jan 2017 10:02
    Last Modified: 13 Feb 2020 12:20

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