Introduction This post is inspired by a post at IEOC about Uplinkfast and TCN which can be found here. Before we get to those parts, let’s recap how Ethernet and STP work together. Spanning Tree The Spanning Tree Algorithm builds
Introduction In todays networks, reliability is critical. Reliability needs to be high and convergence needs to be fast. There are several ways of detecting network failure but not all of them scale. This post takes a look at different methods
I’m planning to do a post on BPDUs sent by Cisco switches and analyze why they are sent. To fully understand the coming post first we need to understand the different versions of Ethernet. There is more than one version?
RJ 45 pinouts 10-BASE-T and 100BASE-TX uses pairs two and three, gigabit Ethernet uses all four pairs. Pinout for straight cable: 1-1;2-2;3-3;6-6 Pinout for crossover cable: 1-3;2-6;3-1;6-2 A standard PC transmits on pair one and two and receives on three
The previous post talked about autonegotiation. This time I will talk about cables and pinouts and how auto MDIX works. Although I’m not very old I still like to do it the old school way. I don’t rely on auto
Autonegotiation – Either you love it or you hate it but pretty much everyone has an opinion on it. I was going to write something more lengthy at first but decided a blog was the wrong place. Autonegotiation works by
Ethernet is the most used layer 2 protocol today and it’s dominance is not likely to end anytime soon. I decided to make a section with some quick facts about Ethernet. There is a lot to know about Ethernet but