Switch networking is a term used to describe a small hardware device that joins multiple computers together by using a low level network protocol level.
There are several common topologies available for computer networking. The most common is the star topology. In this topology, nodes connect to a hub, switch or router which connects them to other nodes. Other common topologies are bus and ring.
The network in the secondary building should also be star topology. It is the most common and very reliable. There will be twelve desktop computers in the building which should be connected to each other and the main building as well. So there should be Cat 6 cabling used in this building. The other networking equipment needed in the building is a wireless router which will help the mobility of the employees, a networking switch for all the workstations and the wall sockets into which the Ethernet cables will be plugged in. There will also be two sockets for the printers. There will be VoIP phones on the desks with the computers
Well, it depends on the topology you choose to connect computers. Topology is the way used to connect computers. If you choose bus topology then you need a cooper wire (main line) for transmitting the network signals, and you need some taps and some drop lines(wires) for connecting your computers to the main line. And if you choose star topology then you need a hub or a switch to connect sevral computers. You can also connect computers by wireless technology, for this you will need some wireless receivers.
At the very minimum, each computer needs a NIC card - network interface card. From there it depends on the topology you are using, but in general it is desirable to have a switch or router (or both).
Define a topology you want to use (star, bus, ring), then connect the computers using CAT-5/Ethernet cables. Then set up the computers from Network Connections. That is the basics of it.... You will need possibly require a router/switch/hub...
Bus Topology and Star Topology are methods of making a computer network.Bus Topology has a structure of a straight line,and uses no switch for connectivity of computer.Star topology can be given any shape and is not connected directly,but the computers are connected with each other by using a switch.
Yes, most computer networks consist of many computers that are usually connected by a networking device such as a hub, switch or access point. This type of a network is called a LAN.