Computer Networkingby John White
Computer networking is a way of connecting several computers. It allows several computers to communicate with each other. There are two different ways in which this can happen. It can be set up to be a permanent arrangement that is fixed with cables or it can be done through a temporary situation such as that of modems. The second is the most popular type of networking with computers. This allows for many advantages and allows for the simple use of computers in the home or in business situations.
One of the most popular types of computer networking is that of the LAN, or local area network. This is what is commonly used in the use of computers within the same home or office. Most of the time, these are linked together through Ethernet or WiFi technologies. It provides a very high level of communication that is very fast yet only offers enough coverage for a small area.
Why Use Computer Networking?
In the home, there are many reasons why two or more computers can be fit into a network position. For example, if there are two individuals that would like to be on the internet at the same time, they can do this when the network is established. In the business setting, computer networking can allow many individuals to work together on the same system or program. For example, in a doctor's office, networking would allow more than one computer to access the system, to schedule appointments or does other inter related processes.
Another big reason for computer networking is gaming. Gaming is a very large industry on the web as well as in the personal situation. Computer gaming is even more enjoyable when several people can play at the same time. To do this, the computers can be networked together, share the same screen play and interact with each other. In some cases, this can work for larger areas even allowing people to play from various locations.
Networking is something that many people want and can benefit from. Since the computer has become almost as common to find in a home as a television, it makes sense that everyone out there wants to connect and work together with them. Why not? There are so many advantages to computer networking that may allow for many individuals to enjoy each other's company or just get tasks accomplished much faster.
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