Advance Data Communication network
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The term telecommunication means communication at a distance. The word data refers to information presented in whatever form is agreed upon by the parties creating and using the data. Data communications are the exchange of data between two devices via some form of transmission medium such as a wire cable.
Key Network Terminology
Node: Anything connected to the network, usually a computer, but it could be a printer or a scanner.
Segment: any portion of a network that is separated by a switch, bridge or a router from another part of a network.
Backbone: the main cabling of a network that all of the segment connect to. Usually, the backbone is capable of carrying more information than the individual segments.
Topology: The way each node is physically connected to the network