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  1. Introduction
  2. Network Model
  3. Topology
  4. Physical Media
  5. Wireless Media
  6. Network Card
  7. Modems
  8. Outside Connections
  9. Wide Area Network Connections
  10. Repeaters, Bridges, Routers
  11. Network Types
  12. Ethernet
  13. Token Ring
  14. ARCnet
  15. AppleTalk
  16. FDDI
  17. Architecture Comparisons
  18. Categories
  19. TCP/IP
  20. IPX/SPX
  21. NetBEUI
  22. AppleTalk
  23. SNA
  24. Others
  25. Suites and Network Layers
  26. Installing Drivers
  27. DNS
  28. Network Operating Systems
  29. Applications, mail, groupware, DBMS
  30. Backing up the network
  31. Troubleshooting
  32. Web, SNMP, admin, firewalls
  33. Networking Terms and Definitions
  34. Credits

Network Types

Main Network Types

  • Ethernet
  • FDDI
  • Token Ring
  • ARCnet
  • AppleTalk

Other Network Types

  • Fiber channel - Operates at 256 Mbps or 1 Gbps. It was developed for peripheral devices like disk arrays, but is now used for point to point networking for full duples server to server communications. It is the lowest cost 1 Gbps network.
  • Gigabit Ethernet - This type of ethernet places ethernet packets in fiber channel packets. The fiber channel network works like an ethernet bridge.