You’ll never understand the power of the Internet without first starting at the most basic form of networking: the local area network (LAN). LANs use a central piece of hardware to interconnect individual devices, transferring data in discrete frames to send data from one system to another.
- We live in an incredible world today … where we can use our smartphones … and get all kinds of information, … or we can sit at our desktops and play incredible games … with other people in real time. … It is a great, great time to be a tech, … however, the CompTIA A+ really wants you … to understand networking in a deep and profound way. … So, if you really want to understand networking well enough … to be able to pass the A+ … and to succeed as a technician out there, … we've got to bring it down a little bit. … Forget the smartphones, forget the fancy tablets, … forget Google, let's take it down … to a simpler world, a time before the internet, … a time when networking was really just for a few computers, … maybe five computers, maybe 15, maybe 20 computers … that work together in the same office … that were all hooked together, … and the only thing they shared … back in the old days was they probably share a printer … and they probably share each other's folders … so that we could access each other's …
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