This section introduces the basic building blocks of a home network. The information is centered around IP addresses, routing and how network communication works. Analogies from the real world are used to explain the concepts. Simply put, the very basics of computer networks.

IP addresses and basic functionality in the home router are often among the first things people come in contact with. That is why this is the obvious starting point in the guide. After all, most people with an Internet connection have some kind of router at home.

Home Router with Wi-Fi

After reading through the section you will have a basic understanding of what computers and routers do on the network. You will also get a grasp of what is required to be able to browse the internet from your computer.

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