Encyclopedia of Networking

Computer networking concepts, technologies, and services

Peer to peer

A network in which the computers are managed independently of one another and have equal rights for initiating communication with each other, sharing resources, and validating users.

Dark side of the internet

Publishers and advertisers can decide how to present their content and what technology vendors to use, all while maintaining and improving key performance indicators.


There are two basic types of cabling used in LAN networking environments:Copper cabling and fiber-optic cabling.

Network topology

When you design a network, your choice of topology will be determined by the size, architecture, cost, and management of the network.

The OSI Model

OSI - An architectural model for open networking systems that was developed by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) in Europe in 1974. Learn more

History of Networking

Because networking is such a broad and complex field, no single event represents its point of origin. We can think of the 1960s as the early period (...) Learn more