Introduction to Networks
What is a Computer Network?
A computer network is where a bundle of devices (eg tablets, phones or computers) are connected together for the purposes of sharing resources (such as the internet) or communication.
What is a Communication Protocol?
A protocol is the language used to communicate information between two devices.
What are the Types of Networks?
Local Area Network (LAN) - a network that connects devices over a small geographical area, often private networks such as home or small business networks
Wide Area Network (WAN) - a network that connects devices over a large area, such as a city, country or the world
Metropolitan Area Network (MAN) - a network over a metropolitan area, eg Perth