The following terms illustrate the standard hardware devices utilized in basic network communicati

The following terms illustrate the standard hardware devices utilized in basic network communicati

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The following terms illustrate the standard hardware devices utilized in basic network communications. Define each of these terms and provide at least one example of that device utilizing the internet (example; Network Card – Broadcom NetExtreme Gigabit Controller). TERMS; Network Interface Card (NIC), Category 6 cable (Cat6), Patch Panel, Switch, Router. A Network interface card or controller is hardware connected to the computer via an expansion slot or built into the motherboard that allows the computer to connect to a network. An example would be a NETGEAR Gigabit Adapter. Category 6 Cable (Cat6) is a cable standard for gigabit Ethernet and is used to network computers together. An example would be a server
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Unformatted text preview: interconnect cable. Patch Panel is a panel of network ports that interconnects devices. An example would be a Cables To Go 48 port Cat 6 Patch panel. A switch is a device that connects multiple computers together within one LAN (Local Area Network). An example would be a NETGEAR ProSafe 8-port Gigabit Ethernet Desktop Switch. A router is a device that forwards data packets along networks. An example would be a NETGEAR N600 Wireless Dual Band Router. Router (2011) Wikipedia. Retrieved from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Router Network Switch (2011) Retrieved from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Network_switch Patch Panel (2011) Wikipedia. Retrieved from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patch_panel...
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