Types of Network Connections

Three major types of networks connections can be made:

  • Switched network connections A switched connection is referred to as a dialup connection. This implies that it uses a series of network switches to establish the connection between the parties.
  • Leased-line network connections A leased line is also referred to as a private line. With a leased line, the same locations or the same devices are always connected, and transmission between those locations or devices always occurs on the same path.
  • Dedicated network connections In essence, a dedicated line works exactly like a leased line. It is always connected, and it always uses the same path for transmission. However, the end user may own the transmission facility (rather than lease it) such that it is exclusive to that user.

The Electromagnetic Spectrum and Bandwidth

Part I: Communications Fundamentals

Telecommunications Technology Fundamentals

Traditional Transmission Media

Establishing Communications Channels


Part II: Data Networking and the Internet

Data Communications Basics

Local Area Networking

Wide Area Networking

The Internet and IP Infrastructures

Part III: The New Generation of Networks

IP Services

Next-Generation Networks

Optical Networking

Broadband Access Alternatives

Part IV: Wireless Communications

Wireless Communications Basics

Wireless WANs


Emerging Wireless Applications


Telecommunications Essentials(c) The Complete Global Source
Telecommunications Essentials, Second Edition: The Complete Global Source (2nd Edition)
ISBN: 0321427610
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2007
Pages: 160

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