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Computer networking is the engineering that creates communication between computers and other devices. Learn about the different types of networking and the systems that make networking possible.

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How Home Networking Works

If you're thinking of networking the computers in your home, you have several options to explore. Will you go wired or wireless? And what's the best way to ensure the safety of your network?


What are the three types of VPN?

What are the three types of VPN? Visit HowStuffWorks.com to learn the three types of VPNs. See more »

What do you need to build a private WiFi network?

Wireless networks, otherwise known as WiFi, use radio waves so that people can connect to the Internet in all sorts of places. Learn about what you need to build a private WiFi network, in this article. See more »

What is a network server?

A network server is a computer system used as the central repository of data and various programs that are shared by users in a network. Learn about network servers from this article. See more »

How to Choose the Right E-mail Server

How to choose the right E-mail server. Visit HowStuffWorks.com to learn more about E-mail servers and hot to choose the right E-mail server for you. See more »

How VPNs Work

How VPNs Work

Virtual private networks (or VPNs) give companies a way to extend their secure networks using Internet pathways. Find out how remote users can use VPNs. See more »

How IP Convergence Works

How IP Convergence Works

IP convergence brings your telephone, Internet, television and other services together in one place. Learn how IP convergence works. See more »

How IP Trunking Works

How IP Trunking Works

IP trunking allows your voice to be transformed into data and transmitted. See how IP trunking works and its uses. See more »

Computer Networking Pictures

Computer Networking Pictures

These computer networking pictures show internet progression and some of the components involved. Check out this computer networking image gallery. See more »

Tech Talk: Router Quiz

Tech Talk: Router Quiz

With the HowStuffWorks Router Quiz, see how much you really know about routers. Take the Router Quiz and learn about routers, packets and more. See more »

Tech Talk: Web Server Quiz

Tech Talk: Web Server Quiz

With the HowStuffWorks Web Server Quiz, test your knowledge about the internet and web servers. How much do you know? Take the Web Server Quiz. See more »