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What is a computer network?

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A computer network is an organized collection of computers linked together for the purpose of exchanging data with each other.

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What are the different topologies used on computer networks?

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The topologies are star, ring, bus, and cellular.

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Given the information gleaned from the previous question and answer, what is another variety of a computer network?

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The composition of a computer network is further distinguished by its geographical situation: local or wide area; and its “openness”: private or public.

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What is the relationship of the Internet to an internet?

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The Internet is a public network. An internet is a private network that uses the same procedures (protocols) as the Internet. By using common protocols, internets can readily communicate with each other through the Internet.

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