Computer network

A computer network is a system for communication among two or more computers.

Computer networks may be categorized with respect to range:

Computer network applications may be categorized with respect to the functional relationships between components: Computer networks may be categorized with respect to network topologies

Computer networks may be categorized with respect to specialised functions
  • Storage Area Networks
  • Server farms

Computer networks may be implemented using a variety of protocol stack architectures, computer buses or combinations of media and protocol layers, incorporating one or more of:

For a list of more see Network protocols

For standards see IEEE 802.

Suggested topics:

References

Andrew S. Tanenbaum, "Computer Networks" (ISBN 0133499456).

See also computing, internet, routing\n




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