Digital Devices, Data and Networks

The Internet is a Global Network.

In terms of the networks, the Internet is probably, if not definitely the largest group of digital devices connected on the planet.

What are digital devices?

A digital device is a piece of electronic equipment that stores, retrieves and processes digital data. Examples could be, laptops, smart phones, smart televisions, tablets or personal computers.

How are they connected?

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Digital devices use networks cables, Fibre cables and WIFI to connect to digital boxes called Routers. Routers send the digital signals on a journey to large computers called servers. The servers them send back the information requested to the sender.

NetworkTwo or more digital devices sharing information or services.
Digital devicesA digital device is a piece of electronic equipment that stores, retrieves and processes digital data.
Network cablesCat 5 or Ethernet or Fibre cables used to carry data.
RoutersRouter send and direct digital data across networks.
ServersPowerful computers that serve digital devices. A server can store and retrieve web pages, emails or enable security systems on networks.
Data packetsLarge amounts of data are broken down into smaller packets. Packets carry information, sender address, recipient address and how to reassemble the data when received.  
Binary dataBinary code is represented by ā€œ1ā€™s and 0ā€™sā€. Each 1 or 0 represents a Bit of data. Eight Bits make a Byte.