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A computer network is a group of two or more computers connected to each other. Some basic types of computer networks include:

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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