computer network - basic of networking
Whatâ€™s a Network
The dictionary defines the word network as â€śa group or system of interconnected people or things.â€ť Similarly, in the computer world, the term network means two or more connected computers that can share resources such as data and applications, office machines, an Internet connection
Above image shows a really basic network made up of only two host computers connected, they share resources such as files and even a printer hooked up to one of the hosts. This two hosts â€śtalkâ€ť to each other using a computer language called binary code, which consists of lots of 1s and 0s in a specific order that describes exactly what they want to â€śsay.â€ť
Next, Iâ€™m going to tell you about local area networks, how they work, and even how we can connect LANs together.