Networking Tips and Tutorials

Networking Overview

At its most basic level, computer networking is about linking various computing devices together. The distances between connected hardware can be modest (across a room) or vast (across the globe), but many of the same underlying technologies are employed: Routers, switches, Ethernet cables, optical fiber, Wi-Fi networks, IP addresses, and networking protocols. Network administrators and architects need to be acquainted with all of these technologies.

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