Chapter 13

Networking and Internet Basics

Learning objectives

  • Identify communications networks in daily life
  • Distinguish between types of networks
  • Identify common types of network hardware
  • Understand the Internet and choose a connection method
  • Troubleshoot common network and Internet connectivity problems

Our Connected World: Communication Systems

Ways of Classifying Networks

Network Hardware

Understanding and Connecting to the Internet

Troubleshooting Network and Internet Connections

When computing first began, each computer was separate, and data was moved between computers only with difficulty. Today, however, computers connect to both local and global networks that make information sharing easy, whether you're sharing data with your brother's ...

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