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This page is part of the old A451 specification - current syllabus here

1. Introduction

Specification point:

ii) Describe the hardware needed to connect stand-alone computers into a local area network, including hub/ switches, wireless access points

vi) Describe the hardware needed to connect to the internet including modems, routers etc.



In order for a computer to operate on a network, there are a range of different components that are required.  You need to be able to describe various devices and explain their role within a network.