Over a period of time, computers have become an indispensable part of businesses. Installation of computers, their support and maintenance are services all organizations require. As businesses grow, the number of computers in the organization also increase. It becomes imperative to establish a systematic way to connect these computers so that they function in a hassle-free manner. Therefore, computers are interconnected in various ways. This is the concept of a computer network.
What is a computer network?
Computer networks can be understood as a number of computers that are interconnected to share resources. The most used resource is the Internet. Other resources can be printers, file servers, and so on. Computers on the network can be connected via an Ethernet cable or wirelessly via radio waves.
Now we will see how each computer in a network is connected:
Computers connected to the network are called nodes.
In this case, there is a central node from which the connection is provided for each computer. In this case, even with problems with certain cables, other computers can continue working without interruption. On the other hand, this type of connection requires a lot of wiring.
In this case, all computers are connected by a cable. Information destined for the last computer must pass through all nodes. The main advantage is that only minimal cables are required. However, if the cable is damaged, all computers are affected.
In this topology, all computers are connected by a cable. The last node is also connected. The signal circulates through the network to reach the intended recipient. If the network node is not properly configured or has another problem, the signal will try to find the intended recipient in several ways.
Reduce ring topology:
In this case, the central node is a network device called a hub, router or switch. This device runs in a ring that displays plugins for cables. Each computer is independently connected to the device via a single cable.
Each organization selects its own topology from computer networks to ensure the health of their computers. After connecting the computer, the office also has a separate cable cabinet, which is essentially a room containing a switch connected to the network.
There are a number of computer networking companies offering installation, maintenance and support services that will ensure the smooth operation of your system.