Network Basics

Computing Devices
Add-on Connectivity
Must purchase separate part to connect device to network. For computers this is called a
Network Interface Card (NIC)
  • Card must match BUS type of computer
  • Flexible design to attach to many networks
  • Each NIC has a unique burned-in address called the Media Access Control (MAC) address


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The Basic Networking Virtual Lecture by L.Scott Freudenthal