In the same way that we went deep inside the hard disk in the previous chapter in order to build from the ground up, we’ll now get into networking technology with the same objective. Whereas the disk has the host bus adapter to control it, and the packets must be handled along the bus and then read and written from memory networks perform the same functions over a longer distance than an 18″ IDE ribbon cable. That said, there are still tremendous conceptual similarities, which is why I wanted to approach the material in this fashion.
KeywordsMedium Access Control Copper Wire Medium Access Control Protocol Clock Signal Cyclical Redundancy Check
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