Please study the material at each of the links below.

  1. What is a network?: Computers are devices that can share data
  2. Computer Networks: An overview: Wireless networking and computer networks
  3. Links to articles to learn more
  4. Computer Networks: Review of the terminology
  5. Types of networks: Host Role: Peer to peer, Client/Server; Area: LAN, WAN;
    Signal: Baseband, broadband
  6. Networking hardware: Simplex, full-duplex, half-duplex
  7. OPTIONAL: Networking components
  8. Types of communication: Simplex, half-duplex, full-duplex
  9. Types of networks: Types of network media: Coaxial, twisted pair, fiber optic
  10. Network Topology: Bus, ring, star, mesh, or tree configuration
  11. Home Network Setup
  12. Discussion Questions
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