When a network is created, we need to use extra hardware to help translate and transport the data. In the Data transmission topic, we have already looked at the layers that are used to organise the rules of transferring data in our networks. The hardware works with these rules to physically sent data and allow devices to connect to the network.
Watch the video below that introduces the different hardware that you may find in a network.
Note: For students sitting before January 2023, you will need to recognise all of the devices shown. From Summer 2023, your exam will focus on how the router works.
Key Term Practice
Test how much you remember from the videos by matching the hardware to it’s definition.
Download the scribbl.it notes below and use these to create your own set of notes on network media (cables) as you watch the videos above.