Network Basics

While this post doesn’t specifically deal with the integration of technology it does present basic information about networks. I am posting as an FYI. I made these videos for an assignment while studying at BSU.

Videos

Network Basics


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Setting up a LAN (Local Area Network)


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Setting up a WLAN(Wireless Local Area Network)


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Terms and Definitions

  • Network: two or more computers communicating and sharing with each other
  • LAN: local area network, covers a small area like a home or office building
  • WLAN: wireless local area network
  • WAN: wide area network that covers a large area like a city or the Earth (the Internet)
  • Modem: converts a signal from one form to another- usually analog to digital
  • Router: The central device of a home network.

Resources

We have included links below to other helpful videos found on other great web sites.

Home Network Basics Video

http://videos.howstuffworks.com/labratstv/2841-episode-65-home-network-basics-video.htm

Video Primer setting up home network

http://videos.howstuffworks.com/labratstv/829-episode-6-home-network-primer-video.htm

Wireless Networks Video

http://videos.howstuffworks.com/labratstv/830-episode-7-setup-a-wireless-home-network-video.htm

Network Security

http://videos.howstuffworks.com/labratstv/2849-episode-70-home-network-security-101-video.htm

 

Thanks for reading, (or watching in this case)

Shannon Doak

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