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NETWORKING HARDWARE

Basic Networking Devices in Layman`s Terms
By: Barzan "Tony" Antal
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    2009-02-26

    Table of Contents:
  • Basic Networking Devices in Layman`s Terms
  • Hubs
  • Switches and Routers
  • Taking a Break

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    Basic Networking Devices in Layman`s Terms - Taking a Break


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    Arriving on this page means that by now you are familiar with some of the most common and basic networking devices, know what are their advantages, benefits, and drawbacks are, as well as how to decide which one of them fits your specific needs.

    Lots of people are letting themselves be fooled by the outrageous offerings of the marketplace. Not once, fortunately, have we heard of situations where the customer said, “Well, I’ve bought the most expensive one, this surely does what I need and much more.” This kind of consumerist mindset, while it certainly brings profits to the companies, isn’t the greatest. High-end enterprise networking devices for home use are overkill.

    As always, before you jump into the first deal that looks great and seems promising, you should really think about your situation. Suppose you are a home user with a few computers, or just hooking up a small-business office, or anything like that. You need to know the details and also what you expect to happen in the near future. How many computers and other devices will hook up to the network? What is the exact number? Will this number increase, and if so, how quickly and by how much? 

    Once you have decided what your needs are, you should be able to figure out which device(s) are required to construct your topology. Surely, doing it on your own takes time, but even if you hire a professional, if you really know the basics, then you can communicate better, explain your situation accurately, and if need be, stop them from selling you something inappropriate. 

    That’s all for now—we’re taking a break. Oh, and yes, tune in for the next part!

    And finally, we can’t really finish without inviting you to join our helpful forums at DevHardware Forums. We’ve a strong base of resident professionals, enthusiasts, and tech experts. If you want to hear opinions on some service or ask some clarifications regarding some details just shoot us your questions. We’ll do our best to help. And you should also want to pay a visit to the forums of our “sister:” DevShed Forums.


    DISCLAIMER: The content provided in this article is not warranted or guaranteed by Developer Shed, Inc. The content provided is intended for entertainment and/or educational purposes in order to introduce to the reader key ideas, concepts, and/or product reviews. As such it is incumbent upon the reader to employ real-world tactics for security and implementation of best practices. We are not liable for any negative consequences that may result from implementing any information covered in our articles or tutorials. If this is a hardware review, it is not recommended to open and/or modify your hardware.
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