Read this whole guide offline with no ads, for a very low price!
Click Here!
Use coupon code "certiguide" to save 20%!
(Expires 2004/12/31)

NEW! Network+ N11-003 2005 Beta Exam Study Guide - Just $9!
Get It Here!

Custom Search

Table Of Contents  CertiGuide to Network+
 9  Chapter 0111: Wide Area Networking

Previous Topic/Section
Chapter 0111: Wide Area Networking
Previous Page
Pages in Current Topic/Section
Next Page
II  Remote Access
Next Topic/Section

I  Concepts & Terms Required - Chapter 0111

The process of connecting to remote networks is vital in today’s business world. The interface between this type of network communication and the Internet is at once both interesting and unnecessarily complicated. Understanding the development of this form of networking will aid us comprehending the process of remote connection. We shall attempt to demystify the process and look at the various pros and cons of remote communication.

There are two basic types of remote communication which occur – those connecting multiple LAN’s (local area networks) into a large WAN (wide area network) over very high-speed networking lines, and those connecting single remote users to a main corporate site or an ISP’s (Internet Service Provider’s) Internet link over slower dial-up and broadband technologies.

Both of these are important for the Network+ exam, so first we’ll look at single user or SOHO “remote access” scenarios, and then we’ll move to network-to-network WAN connectivity.

  • Understand the purpose and functionality of Remote Access

  • Know the low-speed dial-up access options and their characteristics

  • Know the high-speed network connectivity options for individuals, and the characteristics of those options

  • Know the high-speed network-to-network connectivity options and the characteristics of them

  • Understand the purpose of encapsulation protocols such as SLIP, PPP, PPTP, L2TP and PPPoE
Definitions You Need To Know

BRI ISDN (Basic Rate Interface Integrated Digital Subscriber Network)
Circuit switching
Dedicated line
Frame Relay
ISDN (Integrated Digital Subscriber Network)
L2TP (Layer 2 Tunneling Protocol)
Packet switching
POTS (Plain Old Telephone Stuff)
PPP (Point to Point Protocol)
PPPoE (Point to Point Protocol over Ethernet)
PPTP (Point To Point Tunneling Protocol)
PRI ISDN (Primary Rate Interface Integrated Digital Subscriber Network)
PSTN (Public Switched Telephone Network)
Remote Access
SLIP (Serial Line Interface Protocol)
SDH (Synchronous Data Hierarchy)
SONET (Synchronous Optical Network)
VPN (Virtual Private Network)

Previous Topic/Section
Chapter 0111: Wide Area Networking
Previous Page
Pages in Current Topic/Section
Next Page
II  Remote Access
Next Topic/Section

If you find useful, please consider making a small Paypal donation to help the site, using one of the buttons below. You can also donate a custom amount using the far right button (not less than $1 please, or PayPal gets most/all of your money!) In lieu of a larger donation, you may wish to consider buying an inexpensive PDF equivalent of the CertiGuide to Network+ from (Use coupon code "certiguide" by December 31, 2004 to save 20%!) Thanks for your support!
Donate $2
Donate $5
Donate $10
Donate $20
Donate $30
Donate: $

Home - Table Of Contents - Contact Us

CertiGuide for Network+ ( on
Version 1.0 - Version Date: November 7, 2004

Adapted with permission from a work created by Tcat Houser and Helen O’Boyle. Version © Copyright 2004 Charles M. Kozierok. All Rights Reserved.
Not responsible for any loss resulting from the use of this site.