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Host to Host Communication

After discussing the makeup of the OSI Model and some of the Key Players involved in moving a packet from one host to another, we can finally discuss the specific functions which occur in allowing Host to Host communication. At the very core of the Internet is this idea that two computers can communicate with […]

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Key Players

The Internet is a fascinating blend of many different elements that all work together to create a world wide network of networks which allow billions of different devices to communicate. In this article, we will look at some of the key players of the Internet and the role each fulfills in order to achieve network communication. This list is far from […]

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OSI Model

The Open Systems Interconnect model (OSI Model) explains all the individual functions that are necessary for the Internet to work. It is a set of seven independent functions which combine to accomplish the end-goal of Computer to Computer communication. Much like a car is composed of independent functions which combine to accomplish the end-goal of […]

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Ethernet Wiring

Ethernet is a family of specifications that governs a few different things: It covers all the different wiring specifications (10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, 1000BASE-T, etc…). It describes how to send bits (1s and 0s) across each wire. It also determines how to interpret those bits into meaningful frames. Initially, this article was meant to just cover the […]