Keywords and Definitions from Initial understanding
- Computers – an electronic device which is capable of sending and receiving information
- Clients – A client is software that (usually) connects to the server to perform actions. The client provide a user interface that allows users to carry out actions.
- Servers – Is a computer system, which is used as the central repository of data and various programs that are shared by users in a network.
- Switches– Switches are a computer networking device that connects devices together on a computer network and identifies the computer with their MAC Address.
- Routers – A router is a networking device that forwards data packets between computer networks. typically used for sending and receiving packets from the internet.
- Transmission Lines – A transmission line is a pair of electrical conductors carrying an electrical signal from one place to another. Coaxial cable and twisted pair cable are examples.
- Trunk lines – A communications cable between two switches.
- Access Lines – An access network is a type of telecommunications network which connects subscribers to their immediate service provider.
- Wireless Access Points – Is a networking hardware device that allows a Wi-Fi device to connect to a wired network.
- LANs – “Local Area Network” is a network that connects computers and other devices in a relatively small area, typically a single building or a group of buildings.
- WANs – “Wide Area Network” is a network that spans a relatively large geographical area and consists of two or more interconnected local area networks.
- Frames- is a digital data transmission unit in networking and telecommunication within Switches.
- Packets – A packet is the unit of data that is routed between an origin and a destination on the Internet through a Router.
- Public IP addresses – A public IP address is an IP address that can be accessed over the Internet
- Private IP addresses – A private IP address is a non-Internet facing IP address on an internal network(LAN). This is commonly used when trying to access your router/modem.