This blog is created to discuss all things related to the world of networking. Desgin, installation and configuration of networks. Maintenance and monitoring of networks and discussion of latest networking related technologies.
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Network Protocols, Anyone?
All the network cables and wireless radios in the world would be useless without communication protocols - then language of computer networks. They may be foreign but these aren't the kind of languages you hear spoken in cafes at exotic locations around the world.
Assembling the physical pieces of a computer network by itself is insufficient to make it function – connected devices also require a method of communication. These communication languages are called network protocols.
Packet switching is the approach used by some computer network protocols to deliver data across a local or long distance connection. Examples of packet switching protocols are Frame Relay, IP, and X.25.
IP addresses are the fundamental method for computers to identify themselves on most computer networks. Every computer (or other network device) connected to the Intenet has an IP address. This tutorial explains the basics of finding, changing, and hiding IP addresses.