Jaspreet Kaur

Jaspreet has done Master in Technology Science (Research) from IIT Delhi. Her area of expertise is in masters thesis on neuroimaging tools and their application in the study of addiction. She enjoys reading and teaching.

Network Switch – Functions, Comparison With Hub, Types & Layered Switches

A network switch, like a hub, is a small device that is used to connect devices to a network. A switch primarily acts as a controller & allows different devices to communicate with each other. There are two types of network switches as Unmanaged & managed. Traditional switch works in layer 2 of OSI model.

What is a Wireless Access Point?

A wireless access point, which is also known as Access Point (AP), is a small hardware device that connects a wired network (e.g. LAN) to wireless devices. The access point can be a standalone device that is connected to a router. WAP hardware consists of a radio transceiver, antennas & device firmware.

What is a Hub? Types & Working Principle

A network hub is a small electronic device that acts as a connector for various devices on a network. The primary purpose of the node is to retransmit any data to multiple nodes. The most commonly used hub is an ethernet hub. Other forms of network hubs include USB hubs.

What is LAN (Local Area Network )?

Typically, in a local area network, a group of host computers share a server within a small geographical area. A local area network (LAN) is a computer network (a set of nodes that are connected to each other to share resources) spread over a small geographical area.

What is a Node?

A node can mean different things in different contexts. A node can be defined in the context of a tree data structure or in the context of an open-source, cross-platform, JavaScript runtime environment (node.js) used for executing server-side JavaScript code. However, in this article, we will talk about a node in the context of a communication network.