Understanding networks and internet access


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Understanding networks and internet access

In the context of discussing computers, a network is basically two or more computers or peripheral devices such as printers or scanners, connected to and communicating with each other. Technically, one computer connecting to another computer is considered a very basic network. More often though computers and other devices on the network communicate through a device called a router. A router handles and manages all the network traffic, which is essentially the data being passed from one device to another and ensures that the right data gets to the right device. You may have heard of other devices called switches or hubs, which operate similarly to a router, but with a little less sophistication and capabilities.

I am not going to get into the specific details here, and for simplicity's sake I am going to refer to the network management device as the router, even though I could also say a hub or a switch depending on what the device actually is. Now, the point of a network is to make it ...

Understanding networks and internet access
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Understanding networks and internet access provides you with in-depth training on Business. Taught by Garrick Chow as part of the Computer Literacy for Windows 7

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Business
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