Basics of Computer Networking



Modern computer networks can be a confusing place for the average person. IP addresses, subnet masks, DHCP, all these weird terms abound and rarely are there simple explanations available from your tech support person.


We'll be covering basic networking to help you understand what's going on behind the scenes on your computer network starting with the basics and moving up to more complex topics like subnetting, and the OSI model.


A good place to start is here for the IP address section, or by clicking one of the links on the right side of the page. Keep in mind that we were (or still are) all network newbies at one time, so don't get discouraged!