Introduction to Networking


If historians were entrusted with the task of identifying the most influential and ubiquitous word that has defined the last couple of decades – it would undoubtedly be “networking”. Be it computer networks of social networking – and why would you want to?

With the host of gizmos that have flooded the consumer electronics market, there’s an ever increasing need for interconnectivity. An average working professional has a plethora of gadgets at his disposal – a PC for office work, an office smartphone (perhaps a Blackberry), a personal iPhone or an Android phone, an iPod for his music and, may be even, a tablet or laptop at home. The list doesn’t end there – don’t forget gaming consoles, media players and wireless data cards among other things. This raises a very pertinent issue – how do you make the same data available on all devices? After all, in this inter-connected world, you might want to download a movie via your smartphone on an old PC at home, then create a backup on your NAS box and finally stream it on your widescreen TV.

So what are you waiting for? Let’s get started and explore the wonders of networking.


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