Chapter 14

Explain Basic Networking Concepts

Without networking, today’s computing world of instant communications, fast and frequent updates to operating systems and software, and shared devices would be impossible. This chapter is designed to help you master CompTIA IT Fundamentals+ Infrastructure Objective 2.7: Basics of network communication, device addresses, basic protocols, and devices.

Foundation Topics

Basics of Network Communication

Network communication works very differently than communication between a peripheral and a computing device. When your computer sends a print job to a printer connected to a USB port, for example, the connection is direct between the two devices and is a single stream of information.

On the other hand, ...

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