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Network Hardware

The building blocks of networks are network hardware devices such as servers, adapter cards, cables, hubs, switches, routers, and so on. This tutorial provides an overview of these building blocks.

Following these sections:

  • Servers
  • What's important in a server
  • Components of a server computer
  • Server form factors
  • Saving space with a KVM switch
  • Network Interface Cards
  • Network Cable
  • Coaxial cable
  • Twisted-pair cable
  • Hubs and Switches
  • Hubs and switches demystified
  • Repeaters
  • Bridges
  • Routers
  • Network Attached Storage
  • SAN is NAS spelled backwards
  • Network Printers