A computer network is the practice of linking two or more computing devices together for the purpose of sharing data. Networks are built with a mix of computer hardware and computer software. This interconnected system will share services and interact through a communications link. If data is being sent over the system then the individual computers must follow a set of common communication rules in order for the data to arrive at is correct destination. This is also vital for the systems to properly understand each other otherwise data will not be received. These rules are known as protocols.
So, in order for a computer network to be set up properly four things must be present: two or more systems, something to share (such as data), a communications link or physical pathway, and a set of rules for communication or protocols.
Wireless computer networking uses radio waves and/or microwaves to maintain open communication channels between computers. This version of computer networking is a more modern approach and is an alternative to wired networking. The advantages of wireless computer networking are that this involves mobility and the elimination of a copper or fiber optic cabling running between computers. However, a wireless computer network has the potential to have radio interference due to weather, other wireless devices or obstructions.
If you are unsure what type of computer network you would like you can have a trained professional come to your home, business, or other location and have them recommend what you need depending on what you are using your network for. You should always hire a trained computer specialist when setting up a computer network as there may be complications and it can be very difficult to learn how to set up a computer network by yourself.
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