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Chapter 2. Networking Basics > Network Devices

Network Devices

The next step in learning about networking is getting a feel for all the different devices with which you build a network. This is easy, but you must keep two things in mind.

  1. Although the devices noted in this section started out as separate items, it turned out to make sense to combine multiple functions in the same device. For instance, it's simple to buy a device today that combines a 4-port switching hub, wireless access point, firewall software, and wired Ethernet to wireless bridge, all in one.

  2. Manufacturers tend to play fast and loose with terminology, making it hard at times to determine exactly which functions have been incorporated into any one device.


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