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Explore the Network

  • Sample Chapter is provided courtesy of Cisco Press.
  • Date: Jan 10, 2018.

Chapter Description

This sample chapter from Introduction to Networks v6 Companion Guide , introduces the platform of data networks upon which our social and business relationships increasingly depend. The material lays the groundwork for exploring the services, technologies, and issues encountered by network professionals as they design, build, and maintain the modern network.

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Key Terms

This chapter uses the following key terms. You can find the definitions in the Glossary.

Peer-to-Peer (P2P) file sharing Page 6

Small Office/Home Office (SOHO) network Page 8

Medium to large network Page 8

Server Page 9

Client Page 9

End device Page 14

Medium Page 8

Network Interface Card (NIC) Page 18

Physical port Page 18

Interface Page 18

Physical topology diagram Page 19

Logical topology diagram Page 19

Local area network (LAN) Page 20

Wide area network (WAN) Page 20

Internet Page 23

Intranet Page 25

Extranet Page 25

Internet Service Provider (ISP) Page 26

Converged network Page 29

Network architecture Page 31

Scalable network Page 32

Quality of Service (QoS) Page 32

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Page 35

Collaboration Page 36

Cloud computing Page 37

Private cloud Page 38

Public cloud Page 38

Hybrid cloud Page 38

Custom cloud Page 38

Data center Page 39

Smart home technology Page 40

Powerline networking Page 40

Wireless Internet Service Provider (WISP) Page 41

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