In the thesis are presented standards and solutions in the second layer reference model ISO/OSI, which enable network reliability, and providing support to higher layers of the model. Protocols network protect against the loop, transforming into a loop-free topology, where logically deactivate physical connection. Those protocols also increasing the robustness and quality of the network. In my thesis I will presented standardized protocol STP and RSTP, solution EAPS, developed by the Extreme and functionality PortFast manufacturer Cisco. We have to set up a test network, where were analyzed all four solutions on both manufacturers – Extreme and Cisco, and measured time of establishing convergence in case of failure within the network. Analysis of all solutions, which can be used in local networks, has demonstrated that convergence was within the prescribed time and there were no anomalies. The main difference was in case of using EAPS, where the time of establishing convergence is significantly lower.