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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 »
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