A computer network
is a group of two or more computers connected to each other. Some basic types of computer networks include:
- A local area network connects two or more computers in a house or an office.
- A corporate network enables communication among various offices of the same organization.
- An "internet" connects two or more smaller networks together. The largest one is called the Internet.
These network types are not mutually exclusive. The local area network
in a department store is usually connected to the corporate network
of the parent company, and may have privileges with the corporate network of a bank
. Any connected machine at any level of the organization may be able to access the Internet
, for example to demonstrate computers in the store, display its catalogue through a web server
, or convert received orders into shipping instructions.
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