Friday, July 18, 2008

Computer Network for You

Computer Networking is basically a network of computers, where a computer is connected with another computer through a LAN / Interface card and UTP CAT-5 cable. There can be a many computer connected with each other through a hardware device called either a Switch / Router / or a Hub. These network devices have ports or sockets through which a LAN Cable connector connects to it. 

Earlier days, the LAN Cable used was Co-axial cable (it was similar to the cable which is generally seen with cable connection) some of the basic hardware components of computer networking are Network Card, Repeaters, Hubs, Bridges, Switches, Routers , UTP Cables, Connectors. 

There are different types of networks in computer. LAN or Local Area Network are those computer networks which have lesser computer and are defined to a particular geographical area. The area is generally within a kilometer. While WAN or Wide Area Network connects computers which are placed far distance, they are connected either with satellite or optical fibers as they cover a larger geographical area.

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