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2. What is a network

A computer network is two or more computing devices connected together in order to share resources.

A device is said to be 'network enabled' when it is capable of joining a network.

networked devices

Network enabled devices include

  • Network servers
  • Personal computers
  • Tablets
  • Smart phones
  • E-readers
  • Smart televisions
  • Printers


There are two types of networks that you need to understand, Local Area Networks (LANs) and Wide Area Networks (WANs).