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Network Hardware

Computers need networking hardware in order to connect to each other. Routers, hubs, switches and bridges are all pieces of networking equipment that can perform slightly different tasks. A router can often incorporate hubs, switches and wireless access within the same hardware.

Suggested Video

Video # 2: Hub, Router, Switch explained: https://youtu.be/1z0ULvg_pW8

Additional Reading

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/guides/zh4whyc/revision/1

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Networking_hardware

Look up and research the following terms:

  • WIFI
  • Coaxial Cable
  • CAT5e cable
  • Fibre optic cable
  • Network Interface Controller
  • Ethernet
  • USB Dongle
  • Switcgh
  • Router
  • Wireless Access point

https://fossbytes.com/networking-devices-and-hardware-types/

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