Common operational misconceptions

Chuck Anderson cra at WPI.EDU
Thu Feb 16 08:01:59 CST 2012


On Thu, Feb 16, 2012 at 08:27:14AM -0500, Jeff Kell wrote:
> On 2/16/2012 8:17 AM, Ray Soucy wrote:
> > I've found starting off with some history on Ethernet (Maine loves Bob
> > Metcalfe) becomes a very solid base for understanding; how "Ethernet"
> > today is very different; starting with hubs, bridges, collisions, and
> > those problems, then introducing modern switching, VLANs, broadcast
> > domain's etc.
> 
> It's a bit dated (1998) but I always thought Rich Siefert covered "the
> basics" very well...
> http://www.amazon.com/Gigabit-Ethernet-Technology-Applications-High-Speed/dp/0201185539

I like this free Juniper online training to introduce people to Layer 2 and
Layer 3 and how they interact:

https://learningportal.juniper.net/juniper/user_fasttrack_home.aspx

"Networking Fundamentals" eLearning course.



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