teach-ict.com logo

THE education site for computer science and ICT

1. Introduction

Computer networks are now a fundamental part of modern society. And so it is important to understand what they are and how they work.

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