Let's discuss what is network today! ヽ(・∇・)ノ
Simply put, a network a compilation of links. Maybe for some, computer network = internet.
Even I thought the same thing before.
Actually computer network is a collection of COMPUTERS and other HARDWARE DEVICES that are CONNECTED together to share hardware, software, and data as well as to communicate with one another.
For example a computer being connected to a printer, is also a network.
Now let me put some listing of
Network Classification and Network components
- LAN (Local Area Network)
- PAN (Personal Area Networks)
- WAN (Wide Area Network)
- MAN (Metropolitan Area Network)
- Terminals, Workstations,
Computers, and other devices
- Transmission Media
transmitting data and control
- Software to control data transmission
electronics ( intermediate devices
for routing data from source)
- Network Architecture
(Standards to enable devices made by
different companies to work/communicate
with each other.