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HoloLens Beginner’s Guide by Jason Odom

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What is a network?

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 ...

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