The meaning of network in a dictionary is web, organization, structure, grid, system, web, net, interconnections and so on. Networking or computer networking has several definitions, but it all constitutes one meaning which is connecting two or more computers or systems through a medium so that they can share data with wired or wireless technology. This ‘medium’ might be a collection of computers, servers, mainframes, network devices, peripherals, or other devices. The types of computer networks are mentioned below:
Components of a Computer Network:
Computer networks components comprise both physical parts as well as the software required for installing computer networks, both at organizations and at home. The hardware components are the server, client, peer, transmission medium, and connecting devices. The software components are operating system and protocols.