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[Networking Hardwares]
[Maninder Kaur]
professormaninder@gmail.com
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[Networking Hardwares]
[Maninder Kaur]
professormaninder@gmail.com
What is Networking Hardware?
Networking hardware includes all computers, 
peripherals, interface cards and other equipment 
needed to perform data-processing and 
communications within the network. 
14/10/2010 2 www.eazynotes.com
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[Networking Hardwares]
[Maninder Kaur]
professormaninder@gmail.com
What is Networking Hardware?
Networking hardware includes all computers, 
peripherals, interface cards and other equipment 
needed to perform data-processing and 
communications within the network. 
14/10/2010 2 www.eazynotes.com
Networking Hardware
• Network Interface Card
• Hub
• Repeater
• Bridge
• Switch
• Gateway
14/10/2010 3 www.eazynotes.com
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[Networking Hardwares]
[Maninder Kaur]
professormaninder@gmail.com
What is Networking Hardware?
Networking hardware includes all computers, 
peripherals, interface cards and other equipment 
needed to perform data-processing and 
communications within the network. 
14/10/2010 2 www.eazynotes.com
Networking Hardware
• Network Interface Card
• Hub
• Repeater
• Bridge
• Switch
• Gateway
14/10/2010 3 www.eazynotes.com
Network Interface Cards
• Network interface cards, commonly referred to as NICs, are used to 
connect a PC to a network.
• The NIC provides a physical connection between the networking 
cable and the computer's internal bus. 
• Different computers have different bus architectures; PCI bus 
master slots are most commonly found on 486/Pentium PCs and 
ISA expansion slots are commonly found on 386 and older PCs.
• NICs come in three basic varieties: 8-bit, 16-bit, and 32-bit. The 
larger the number of bits that can be transferred to the NIC, the 
faster the NIC can transfer data to the network cable.
14/10/2010 4 www.eazynotes.com
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[Networking Hardwares]
[Maninder Kaur]
professormaninder@gmail.com
What is Networking Hardware?
Networking hardware includes all computers, 
peripherals, interface cards and other equipment 
needed to perform data-processing and 
communications within the network. 
14/10/2010 2 www.eazynotes.com
Networking Hardware
• Network Interface Card
• Hub
• Repeater
• Bridge
• Switch
• Gateway
14/10/2010 3 www.eazynotes.com
Network Interface Cards
• Network interface cards, commonly referred to as NICs, are used to 
connect a PC to a network.
• The NIC provides a physical connection between the networking 
cable and the computer's internal bus. 
• Different computers have different bus architectures; PCI bus 
master slots are most commonly found on 486/Pentium PCs and 
ISA expansion slots are commonly found on 386 and older PCs.
• NICs come in three basic varieties: 8-bit, 16-bit, and 32-bit. The 
larger the number of bits that can be transferred to the NIC, the 
faster the NIC can transfer data to the network cable.
14/10/2010 4 www.eazynotes.com
Network Interface Cards
14/10/2010 5 www.eazynotes.com
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