A computer network
is a system for communication
among two or more computers
Computer networks may be categorized with respect to range:
Computer network applications may be categorized with respect to the functional relationships between components:
Computer networks may be categorized with respect to network topologies
Computer networks may be categorized with respect to specialised functions
- Storage Area Networks
- Server farms
Computer networks may be implemented using a variety of protocol stack
architectures, computer buses or combinations of media and protocol layers, incorporating one or more of:
For a list of more see Network protocols
For standards see IEEE 802.
Andrew S. Tanenbaum, "Computer Networks" (ISBN 0133499456).
See also computing, internet, routing\n