How Technology Has Changed The World Essay

1549 Words Aug 3rd, 2016 7 Pages
Today, network can be found anywhere around the world and it is quite important in the tech world. It has changed the way we communicate and connect to the Internet. For example, how we send a message to how we receive files remotely and seamlessly without being psychically connected to the sender. Back in 1970s to 1990s many of us send each other a message via snail mail and file sharing require some sort of psychical storage like a floppy disk. Even with the current technology, many companies are still unable to the newest applications and many important information cannot be readily accessed. This shows how important is it to upgrade our network. Computer network allow user to connect to computer, program or a database remotely. On the internet, each network card is assigned with a unique media access control address (MAC Address). Without these mac address, forwarding data packets will not be impossible. Other than MAC address, a wide range of components is required for a computer to operate on a network. Some of these components are network interface card, bridge, hub, switch, router, and the DSL modem. Therefore, this essay will explain the uses and functions of each component.
The software, hardware, communication protocols, connectivity and mode of transmission forms the layout of a network architecture. The type of network is classified in an orderly manner such as WAN, LAN, and MAN. Network topologies is sorted according to layout arrangement of the computer in…

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