What is Ethernet?
Ethernet is a technology standard to connect computers into a network.
- Let us say you have a desktop computer, a laptop and a mobile phone.
- You want to setup a network so that files from one device can be transferred to the other device.
- You set up a local area network a.k.a LAN.
- The LAN is set up by connecting the computers using networking cables and a router.
- The devices may also be connected wirelessly using a wireless router.
- The cables and the networking router must conform to the Ethernet standard.
What you need:
Computer systems to connect
A router and some cables
Expert advice to set up and configure systems
Note: Ethernet network is not limited to transferring files. It does more: users can share a printer or a DVD, communicate with one another and so on.