Getting Connected – Network Devices

A look at different network devices and the functions they perform

There are a variety of different devices that can be used to connect other devices to a network such as; switches, routers and access points.  Other devices, such as Patch Panels, can be used to distribute network access throughout a building.  Due to the way that networking has evolved, older technology components, such as hubs, bridges and repeaters, can often still be found within network systems. Continue reading “Getting Connected – Network Devices”

An Overview of Network Types

A brief look at different network types

Definition of a Network
A network is a group of computers that are all connected together in order to share other connected resources. These resources include files, printers, databases and, of course, an internet connection.  Whether a network is a wired one or wireless, they will always be made up of a certain amount of network media such as;  Continue reading “An Overview of Network Types”