Martin McBride, 2017-10-06
Categories networks local area networks network hardware

This section covers the Networks topic of [[GCSE computing]], suitable for most UK curricula. It is recommended that you read the pages in the order shown in the table of contents.

It is often useful to connect computers together so that they can exchange information and resources - web pages, emails, files, or shared hardware devices such as printers. A group of connected computers and other devices is called a network.

Networks come in all sizes, from a small home network of a few computers (like the one shown) to the vast expanse of the world's biggest network, the Internet. But they all work in a similar way.

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