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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.

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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