The Key Concepts Of Network Configuration

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The Key Concepts of Network Configuration

Network configuration starts with a device such as a computer, each device requires the assignment a unique number to identify it on the network, known as an IP address which stands for Internet Protocol Address. Every device requires an IP address from a cell phone to a fax machine. This number gives your device the ability to communicate with other devices and available networks. Once the original device requires network access to another device, then the creation of a LAN (Local Area Network) is the next step, a LAN network can be as small as a single computer or as large as an entire office building of devices.
Distance defines a network designation such as a LAN network, a LAN network cannot
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Although, a firewall is a separate server, it is a large part of how the network flows; the firewall server is dedicated to assigning all traffic over the network to specific port numbers. The type of data transmitted defines the port number assigned, best described in this blog, “For example, standard website traffic (http) is usually assigned port 80, defines the port numbers. Secure website traffic, like when you login to your bank account, is usually assigned port 443.” (Ocens, 2012). In addition, firewalls prevent unauthorized access to a network through certifications and …show more content…
Next, the firewall is the first wall against unauthorized traffic into the home network while montioring ingoing and outgoing traffic based on interal rules. Then, the ADSL (asymmetric digital subscriber line) modem is the next connection, the asymmetric means the majority of the bandwidth is prioritized towards downstream (download) rathan than upstream (upload). The modem is a signal ethernet port to a computer, router, or switch/hub for access to the DSL broadband connection that connects to the WAN (Wide Area Network) or the ISP (Internet Service Provider) which then connects to the GAN (Global Area Network) or the internet itself. In this diagram, the ADSL modem connects to a network switch allowing multiple devices connection to the modem, essentially a splitter for your modem single connection. Next, we have the five devices connected to the switch, the desktop computer with the first IP address addition, then the laptop with the second IP address addition. Then, the additional devices on the network, the printer, fax, and broadband phone. All these devices are wired directly to the network switch to share an internet connection and network connection, except the final device, the camera is wirelessly connected to the laptop computer to synchronize photos without having to connect directly; newer cameras have this wireless

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