Understanding Routers, Switches, and Network Hardware


Similar article in Greek – Παρόμοιο άρθρο στα Ελληνικά.
Source: How-to-geek (read the full article)

We’re taking a look at the home networking hardware: what the individual pieces do, when you need them, and how best to deploy them. Read on to get a clearer picture of what you need to optimize your home network.
When do you need a switch? A hub? What exactly does a router do? Do you need a router if you have a single computer? Network technology can be quite an arcane area of study but armed with the right terms and a general overview of how devices function on your home network you can deploy your network with confidence.

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