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?
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.
|Network||Two or more digital devices sharing information or services.|
|Digital devices||A digital device is a piece of electronic equipment that stores, retrieves and processes digital data.|
|Network cables||Cat 5 or Ethernet or Fibre cables used to carry data.|
|Routers||Router send and direct digital data across networks.|
|Servers||Powerful computers that serve digital devices. A server can store and retrieve web pages, emails or enable security systems on networks.|
|Data packets||Large 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 data||Binary code is represented by “1’s and 0’s”. Each 1 or 0 represents a Bit of data. Eight Bits make a Byte.|