On the simplest level, a computer network is created whenever two computers are connected to each other in such a way that allows them to communicate with each other. Of course, that used to strictly mean computers and telecommunication devices. Now, it can mean a wide range of devices, from refrigerators and other household appliances to cars.
The two primary types of network that we deal with on a day-to-day basis are as follows:
- Local Area Network (LAN): The Wi-Fi router and physical Ethernet connections at home are examples of LANs. If you are a gamer, you have likely heard the term LAN party, which is a good use of a LAN.
- Wide Area Network (WAN): This is a network that would allow someone in Seattle to communicate ...