devices that mediate data in a computer network
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Networking hardware, are physical devices that are required for communication and interaction between hardware on a computer network.
The basic computer hardware components that are needed to set up a network are as follows −
- Network Cables :- Network cables are the transmission media to transfer data from one device to another. A commonly used network cable is category 5 cable with RJ – 45 connector.
- Routers :- A router is a connecting device that transfers data packets between different computer networks. Typically, they are used to connect a PC or an organization’s LAN to a broadband internet connection.
- Bridges :- A bridge connects two separate Ethernet network segments.