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For questions about Networking that includes design, and use of a network, the physical cabling, hub, bridge, switch, router, and so forth. Anything in relation to networking and its technologies.

Computer networks are the construct of which hosts can communicate with each other. It consists of many different elements, where routers, switches, hubs, bridges, physical cabling, computers and protocols are the most common.

There are three broad network types:

  • Local Area Network (LAN): Used to serve a local geographical space. A LAN may be wired, wireless, or a combination of the two. A standard wired LAN uses Ethernet to connect devices together.
  • Wide Area Network (WAN): Formed to connect a computer with its peripheral resources across a large geographical area.
  • Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN)/Wireless Wide Area Network (WWAN): Formed without the use of wires or physical media to connect hosts. The data is transferred over radio transceivers.

This tag is suitable for any questions involving any network equipment or any of the above network types. Anything in relation to networking and it's technologies.