NETWORKING

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 Routers Work

Routers are a vital component of the Internet -- they comprise an intricate network that delivers millions of e-mail messages every day. Find out how routers deliver packets of information to the right place.

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  • How Desktop Sharing Works

    How Desktop Sharing Works

    Desktop sharing is a helpful technique that simplifies sharing business ideas. Find out how desktop sharing can change the way that your company works. See more »

  • How does a FireWire  IEEE-1394  connection work?

    How does a FireWire IEEE-1394 connection work?

    FireWire offers quite a few advantages, though it does cost a bit more than USB. Learn what makes FireWire different. See more »

  • How Ethernet Works

    How Ethernet Works

    Ethernet is one of the most common computer-networking components, and the standardization of this technology has created some of the easiest ways to connect a few computers with or without wires.  See more »

  • How Grid Computing Works

    How Grid Computing Works

    Grid computing lets you use a whole network of computers to solve problems. But how do you ensure access to information without creating gridlock? See more »

  • How hard is it to set up a network between two computers in my home?

    How hard is it to set up a network between two computers in my home?

    Networking two or more home computers provides many conveniences, but how do you get started? Start here for the answer. See more »

  • How Home Networking Works

    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? See more »

  • How Hybrid Networks Work

    How Hybrid Networks Work

    Hybrid networks contain both wired Ethernet and wireless wifi client devices. Learn all about hybrid networks in this article. See more »

  • How Intranets Works

    How Intranets Works

    An intranet is a private network, maintained and used by an organization. Learn more about how intranets work in this article. See more »

  • How IP Convergence Works

    How IP Convergence Works

    IP convergence brings your telephone, Internet, television and other services together in one place. It could save you time, money and the headache of system administration. What drawbacks might you have to face? See more »

  • How IP Trunking Works

    How IP Trunking Works

    It seems strange that your voice could transform into a little packet of data and be transmitted just like an e-mail. But it can. How does that work? See more »

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