Computer Networks/Ethernet

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This lesson introduces Ethernet networking.

Objectives and Skills[edit]

Objectives and skills for the Ethernet networking portion of Network+ certification include:[1]

  • Given a scenario, deploy the appropriate wired connectivity standard
    • Ethernet standards
      • 10BaseT
      • 100BaseT
      • 1000BaseT
      • 1000BaseTX
      • 10GBaseT
      • 100BaseFX
      • 10Base2
      • 10GBaseSR
      • 10GBaseER
      • 10GBaseSW
      • IEEE 1905.1-2013
        • Ethernet over HDMI
        • Ethernet over power line
  • Given a scenario, implement and configure the appropriate addressing schema
    • MAC addressing
  • Explain the basics of network theory and concepts
    • Numbering systems
      • Binary
      • Hexadecimal
      • Octal
    • Broadband/base band
    • Bit rates vs baud rate
    • Sampling size
    • CDMA
    • CSMA/CD and CSMA/CA
    • Carrier detect/sense
    • Wavelength
    • Collision

Readings[edit]

  1. Wikipedia: Ethernet
  2. Wikipedia: Carrier sense multiple access with collision detection
  3. Wikipedia: MAC address
  4. Wikipedia: Binary number
  5. Wikipedia: Hexadecimal

Multimedia[edit]

  1. YouTube: Ethernet Standards - CompTIA Network+ N10-006 - 5.4
  2. YouTube: Network Fundamentals - CompTIA Network+ N10-006 - 5.2
  3. YouTube: Modulation Techniques - CompTIA Network+ N10-006 - 5.2
  4. YouTube: Hexadecimal Math - CompTIA Network+ N10-006 - 5.2
  5. YouTube: Octal Math - CompTIA Network+ N10-006 - 5.2
  6. YouTube: CSMA/CD and CSMA/CA - CompTIA Network+ N10-006 - 5.2

Activities[edit]

  1. Review Wikipedia: IEEE 802.3. Create a comparison table listing the following Ethernet standards. For each standard, note the media type, data rate, maximum distance, and year the standard was introduced.
    • 10BaseT
    • 100BaseT
    • 1000BaseT
    • 1000BaseTX
    • 10GBaseT
    • 100BaseFX
    • 10Base2
    • 10GBaseSR
    • 10GBaseER
    • 10GBaseSW
    • Ethernet over HDMI
    • Ethernet over power line
  2. Test Ethernet performance.
  3. Identify your network adapter's MAC address and manufacturer.
  4. Use a protocol analyzer to view an Ethernet frame.
  5. Advanced: Spoof a MAC address.
  6. Convert binary, decimal and hexadecimal numbers.

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