CHAPTER 1 Network Fundamentals
The basic concept of networking is the difference between standing alone and being part of a group. Computers can also be standalone or part of a network. Networks are the systems that interconnect computers and other devices and provide a method of communication and the capability to share data.
A computer network exists when two or more machines are connected together, thereby allowing them to share data, equipment, and other resources. By using a combination of software and hardware, the computers gain added functionality, including the capability to