The Practical Guide to FDDI -- Intro

If you're toying with the idea of adding FDDI to your home LAN, this guide should hopefully tell you what you need to know to get started successfully. It's the guide I wish I'd had when I was getting started out. It doesn't get too deep into the technical details of FDDI but instead focuses on what the equipment is and looks like, what you'll need, and how to hook it up.

Why bother? Well, there are several reasons to consider FDDI, in no particular order:

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Thanks to Sridhar Ayengar, Paul Weissmann, Jochen Kunz, Dave McGuire, Michael Thompson, Joshua D. Boyd, and KRM for additions, corrections, and suggestions.


All text and pictures copyright (c) 2003 James Birdsall.