Interconnection of two or more computing devices that communicate and exchange data with each other. It can be IoT devices, tablets, laptops, etc., connected wirelessly or by wire.
In computer networks, components refer to hardware, software, mediums, etc., that make it possible for computing devices to communicate with each other successfully.
Computing devices that receive and transmit data over a network. Example – Laptop, Smartphone, Routers, etc.
1. End Nodes A node that is either the starting point or ending point of a communication. Example: Computers, VoIP phones, network printers, Security Cameras, etc.
The medium through which a signal is transmitted between two nodes. Also referred to as a link between nodes.
1. Wired Media Also called guided media, it is a physical wire that allows a connection between the nodes. Examples: Twisted pair cables, Coaxial cables, etc.
Computer networks provides many services we use extensively every day, like e-mail, online games, storage, file sharing, video conferencing, instant messaging, etc.
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