Tuesday, November 25, 2008

What is a network?

Basically a network is a method of allowing computers to talk to each other using wires (category cable) and wireless (Wi-Fi). Depending on the wiring and switch (network controller) a wired network can reach speeds of up to 1000Mbps while a wireless up to 54Mbps.

I know wireless sees slow but for browsing internet is plenty because even on fiber often the cap is 10 Mbps.

The best way to think about is is use your phone system – in a wireless you have the phone and the base unit (the wireless card and wireless router). In a regular phone you have a chorded with plugs into the wall (network card to wired router). The router regardless of type speaks to the modem (if it is not built in) and then connects to the internet.

That was a slightly less technical answer – simply worked A computer network is a group of interconnected computers

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