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  2. Computer network - Wikipedia

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    An internetwork is the connection of multiple different types of computer networks to form a single computer network using higher-layer network protocols and connecting them together using routers. The Internet is the largest example of internetwork.

  3. Networking cable - Wikipedia

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    Networking cable. Networking cable is a piece of networking hardware used to connect one network device to other network devices or to connect two or more computers to share devices such as printers or scanners. Different types of network cables, such as coaxial cable, optical fiber cable, and twisted pair cables, are used depending on the ...

  4. Virtual private network - Wikipedia

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    Virtual private network. A virtual private network ( VPN) is a mechanism for creating a secure connection between a computing device and a computer network, or between two networks, using an insecure communication medium such as the public Internet.

  5. Troubleshoot a broadband internet connection - AOL Help

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    2. Check the physical connection - A loose cable or cord can often be the cause of a connection problem. Make sure everything is securely connected to the wall and device. 3. Reboot your modem/router - Sometimes the old "turn it off and on again" approach actually does work! Just wait about five minutes before turning it back on to make sure ...

  6. Networking hardware - Wikipedia

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    Networking hardware. Networking hardware, also known as network equipment or computer networking devices, are electronic devices that are required for communication and interaction between devices on a computer network. Specifically, they mediate data transmission in a computer network. [1] Units which are the last receiver or generate data are ...

  7. Gateway (telecommunications) - Wikipedia

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    Gateway (telecommunications) A gateway is a piece of networking hardware or software used in telecommunications networks that allows data to flow from one discrete network to another. Gateways are distinct from routers or switches in that they communicate using more than one protocol to connect multiple networks [1] [2] and can operate at any ...

  8. Network interface controller - Wikipedia

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    Realtek. Broadcom (includes former Avago, Emulex) Marvell Technology Group. Cavium (formerly QLogic) Mellanox. Chelsio. A network interface controller ( NIC, also known as a network interface card, [3] network adapter, LAN adapter and physical network interface [4]) is a computer hardware component that connects a computer to a computer network.

  9. Connect (computer system) - Wikipedia

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    Connect is a new social network analysis software data mining computer system developed by HMRC (UK) that cross-references business's and people's tax records with other databases to establish fraudulent or undisclosed (misdirected) activity.