What is Computer Network

What is Computer Network

What is Computer Network:-Computer network is a collection of  computers that are interlinked to each other with any communicating media such as network cables , routers etc so as to share resources among each other.What is Computer Networkthe resources shared can be in any format whether it may be images ,audio files, images etc. the computers are termed as a nodes in network. The computer network can provides us such usages

  1. Allows us to share files across different systems
  2. Allows multiple users to use same common hardware
  3. Allow more easy and efficient way of data communication
  4. Allows fast and safe way to communicate irrespective of  distances
  5. Allows sharing of software among different systems

There are different types of networks such as :-

  • Local Area Networks (LAN)
  • Wide Area Networks (WAN)
  • Metropolitan Area Networks (MAN)
  • Campus Area Networks (CAN)
  • Personal Area Networks (PAN)

These network uses either wired network connections or wireless network connections.In wired network connection optical fibre , straight cable , cross cable etc are being used as communication medium and in wireless network infra red signals , radio waves , satellite etc are being used .

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