- Networking Topics
- Layer 2 Switching
- Segmenting Networks
The process of segmenting networks is used to solve the problem of congestion on an Ethernet network.
Due to the fundamental way Ethernet was designed the more nodes trying to communicate on a single Ethernet segment increases the amount of collisions that are likely to occur, and therefore reduces the performance of your LAN.
There are several ways to segment or divide up your network to reduce or eliminate these collisions.
Collision Domain – A single half-duplex Ethernet segment in which a collision could occur when two nodes try to transmit data at the same time.
By reducing the number of nodes on a collision domain, you reduce the collisions and increase the bandwidth available.
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