In this video, explore how switches are connected together to expand a network.
- In my little office, we've got one 24-port switch.…And it does a good job.…We have a small office and don't have that many computers.…But what will happen if I go beyond 24 devices,…more printers, total seminars…has taken off and we're getting huge.…Well what I'm gonna want to do,…is expand my broadcast domain by bringing in another switch.…Yeah I guess I could go out and buy a 48-port switch.…But there's no need to do that.…I can simply take another switch,…interconnect them and those two switches…will work together as one big switch.…
So let's talk about how we go about doing that.…Now to demonstrate connecting switches,…I have a fairly interesting cross-section…of switches from pretty modern to pretty old,…and I want to do that because I want to make sure…that you see some of the different types of interfaces…that are going to come into play.…But before we start playing with these guys,…what I want to do, is talk about how we connect these.…We use patch cables nothing special there…but there's going to be two different…
- Network topologies
- Fire ratings
- Ethernet basics
- Hubs vs. switches
- 100BASE-T, gigabit, and 10-gigabit Ethernet
- Installing structured cabling
- Testing cable
- Locating cables and connectors with a toner and probe
- Wired connections
Skill Level Beginner
1. Cabling and Topology
2. Ethernet Basics
3. Modern Ethernet
4. Installing a Physical Network
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