Networking helps to connect and exchange data through a shared medium in a system. With the help of the latest networking products, humans are ruling the world. The fast network allows us to share data or any important information across the world within a few seconds which has helped in the growth of several businesses. Primarily there are two types of networking, first being the wired networking and the second wireless networking. Wired networking requires a physical medium for transport. Copper- based Ethernet cabling is quite popular because of two reasons, first it is cost-effective and second because of its durability. Copper-based Ethernet cables are most commonly used for business, home and digital marketing. The wireless network transfers the data over radio waves.
Networking Cables and Tools
Networking cables are the cables used to connect a device to multiple other devices.
- Coaxial Cable Connectors
- Ethernet/Twisted-Pair Cable Connectors
- USB Connectors
Networking tools are the necessity of every network. One should know all the tools that can be used to tackle different network conditions.
- Subnet and IP Calculator
Networking Adapters and Antennas
A networking antenna helps to convert the radio frequency (RF) into current and vice-versa. We have receiving and transmission antennas for both sending and receiving in the information. The use of antennas is in the local wireless network, satellite communication, and mobiles.
- Wire Antennas
- Aperture Antenna
- Reflector Antenna
- Lens Antenna
- Microstrip Antenna
- Array Antenna
The networking adapter allows the device to connect over LAN, the local area network, which connects to the internet. The radio waves which are converted by network adapters are finally sent through antennas.
- PCI Adapter
- PCMCIA Adapter
- Mini PCI Adapter
- Wireless USB Adapter
Bluetooth Adapters and Dongles
A Bluetooth adapter is a USB based device that transmits and receives the wireless Bluetooth signal. When plugged into a USB port, it supports the Bluetooth devices. Bluetooth dongles come into play when your system has no built-in Bluetooth.
A wireless router connects to a modem through a cable that allows it to receive and sends information. Later through the built-in antennas, the router is able to connect to the WiFi network, which allows all the devices within the network to have internet access. We have different types of router available.
- Wired Router
- Wireless Router
- Core Router and Edge Router
- Virtual Router
The repeaters help in improving the wireless signal strength without any movement of the device. The repeaters are not the cheapest but are better than the other solutions for improving the weak connection. They connect two LANs and form a single large LAN, which provides a network over an ample space.