O'Reilly logo

CompTIA Strata™ IT Fundamentals by Michael Meyers, Scott Jernigan

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

CHAPTER 13Wired Networks

In this chapter, you will learn how to

• Explain what a network does

• Describe the components of a wired network

• Use a network to share resources

Few PCs are islands unto themselves. To experience the full power of computers, you must connect them to other computers. Imagine you receive a new computer, but it’s not on a network, so you can’t send e-mail, download music, or interact across the Internet with your friends. How boring would that be? If, in today’s world, you can’t connect your computer to someone else’s, you might as well not have a computer at all.

When you link computers together to share files and communicate and do all the things we like to do, you create a network. Networks range in size from the ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required