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Intro to networking for IT Users

Simple introduction to networking for basic computer users.

Leia Fee

on 2 July 2010

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Transcript of Intro to networking for IT Users

Your PC Your Work
On Your Hard Disk
Accessible only to...
YOU Peer to Peer Network Workmate's PC Shared work
On workmate's hard disk
Accessible to both of you At home this is the normal state of affairs -- if you want to give someone some work you've done you stick it on a USB stick or email it to them.

BUT: This gets unwieldy quickly in the workplace. So... You can connect two or more computers together to share resources.

No more tramping across the office to hand things over or carry them on disk to the printer. Yay!

BUT... Add a few more computers and this too becomes a bit much to manage. A central switch will allow multiple computers to communicate but it starts to get confusing working out which member of staff has which files when you want to share them.

So... Switch Server A central server will simplify the management of:
File storage
Managing who has access to files
Sharing of resources such as printers and Internet access Some of these PCs might even communicate wirelessly with the rest of the network Modem A cable or ADSL broadband modem will allow the network to communicate with the outside world The Internet The Internet is in a way a "network of networks" and uses the same "language" (called "TCP/IP") to communicate as the smaller in-office networks. Computer Networking Intro
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