Computer Network Tutorial

Introduction of Computer Network Types of Computer Network Network Topology Computer Networking Architecture Transmission Modes (Data Flow) Basic Networking Devices Integrate Services Digital Network (ISDN)


OSI Model TCP/IP Model

Physical Layer

Digital Transmission Analog Transmission Transmission Media Switching

Data Link Layer

Error detection and Error correction Data Link Control Multiple Access Aloha

Network Layer

Network Layer - Logical Address Address Mapping Unicast Routing Protocol

Transport Layer

Process to Process Delivery User Datagram Protocol Transmission Control Protocol Stream Control Transmission Protocol Session Layer and Presentation Layer

Application Layer

Domain Name System Application Protocol E-mail Cryptography

Internet Protocol

Ipv4 vs Ipv6 Supernetting in Network Layer TCP Ports TCP vs UDP TCP TCP Congestion


Differences between IPv4 and IPv6 Difference between Active and Passive FTP Difference between Transport and Network Layer Difference between Star Topology and Bus Topology Difference between BOOTP and RARP Difference Between Network Topologies and Network Protocols Difference between NFC and RFID Difference Between Point-to-Point Link and star Topology Network Differences Between MSS and MTU Differences Between Trunk Port and Access Port Different Modes of Communication in Computer Networks Difference Between Analog and Digital Signals Difference Between Hub and Repeater Difference between Repeater and Switch Difference Between Transparent Bridge and Source Routing Bridge Difference between Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) and Routing Information Protocol (RIP) Difference between GUI Testing and Usability Testing Difference between Sanity Testing and Smoke Testing Differences between Distance Vector and Link State Routing Difference Between Intranet and VPN Difference between VLAN and VSAN


APIPA What is Computer Network What is Framing in a Computer Network What is Bus Topology What is Network Topology and Types in Computer Networks What is a Proxy Server What is APPN What is ICMP Protocol What is Point-to-Point Protocol What is Port Address in Networking What is the HDLC Protocol What is VRRP Protocol What is Wired and Wireless Networking What is a Hardware Firewall What is PAN What is Unit Testing? Why developers should learn Unit Testing What is Data Encapsulation and Data Decapsulation in Networking What is Macro Virus and how they affect Computer Systems What is VLAN What is VSAN What is WSN Network What is Cidr in AWS What are Elementary Data Link Layer Protocols What is An Ad Hoc Network What is The Ieee 802 What is Tunneling in Computer Networks What is Twisted Pair Cable What is a Computer Network What is an ISP


Classes of Routing Protocols Classification of Routing Algorithms Controlled Access Protocols in Computer Networks Fixed and Flooding Routing Algorithms Advantages and Disadvantages of Fibre Optics Cable Fiber Optics and its Types Method of Joining and Fusion of Fiber Optic Cable Define Framing in Computer Network Disadvantages of Computer Network Mesh Topology Diagram in Computer Network Ring Topology in Computer Network Star Topology in Computer Networks 4G Mobile Communication Technology Advantages and Disadvantages of LAN Advantages and Disadvantages of MAN Advantages and Disadvantages of WAN Application Layer in OSI Model Cyclic Redundancy Check Example Data link layer in OSI model Hamming Code Example Network Layer in OSI Model Session Layer in OSI Model Transport Layer in OSI Model Two Port Network in Computer Networks Uses of Computer Networks Advantages and Disadvantages of Bus Topology Subnetting in Computer Network Subnetting Questions and Answers Access Control in Networking Basic Characteristics of Computer Network Benefits of SOCKS5 Proxy in Computer Networks Computer Network viva Questions MIME Protocol in Computer Networks Modes of Communication in Computer Networks Network Attack in Computer Network Port Address in Networking Simplest Protocol in Computer Network Sliding Window Protocol in Computer Network Stop And Wait Protocol in Computer Networks TCP 3-Way Handshake Process in Computer Networks Source Routing Bridge in Computer Networks Transparent Bridge in Computer Networks Transport Protocol in Computer Networks Types of CSMA in Computer Networks Bit Stuffing and Bit De-Stuffing Firewall Methodologies Go Back ARQ in Computer Network Zone Based Firewall Advantages and Disadvantages of Mesh Topology Advantages and Disadvantages of Ethernet Advantages and Disadvantages of Ring Topology Advantages and Disadvantages of the Star Topology Checksum in Networking Delays in Computer Network Functions of Data Link Layer in the OSI Model Go-Back-N ARQ Protocol Guided Transmission Media in Computer Networks IGRP Routing Protocol in Computer Networks Modes Of Bluetooth Connection Protocols of a Network Layer Single Program Multiple Data Data Transfer Instructions with Examples Levels of Cache Memory Logical Addressing in Computer Network Multiple Access Protocols in Computer Network Advantages of Unguided Media Back Side Bus in Computer Network Router and Brouter in Computer Network 2 Dimension Parity Check in Computer Network Data Link Layer Services Provided to the Network Layer Functions Of the Transport Layer Computer Network Security Requirements Transmission Impairments in Computer Networks Types of Modems Microwave Transmission in Computer Networks Brust Errors In Computer Network Digital Signal in Computer Network Network Security Requirements Router in Computer Network Check Sum Error Detection Checksum Example Infrared Transmission in Computer Networks Linear Bus Topology Magnetic Media in Computer Network Digital Data Transmission in Computer Networks Advantages and Disadvantages of Routers Advantages of Installing a Network Application Layer in Computer Networks Application Layer Protocols in Computer Networks Application of Data Communication Network Central Device in Star Topology Multiple Access Techniques in Wireless Communication Parallel Port in Computer Resource Sharing in Computer Networks Static Routing Algorithms in Computer Network TDMA Technology Advantages and Disadvantages of Networking ATM Network Authentication in Computer Network Automatic Repeat Request Arq Characteristics of Digital Signals Cim Data Transmission Methods Components of Data Communication in Computer Network Disadvantages of Tree Topology DVRMP in Computer Network Mac Layer Functions and Protocol Pros and Cons of Extranet Protocol and its Types Resource Sharing in Computer Network Simplex Data Transmission in Computer Network Top 10 Benefits of Computer Networking Types of Computer Buses Unguided Media

Computer Network Architecture

Computer network architecture is a design in which all the computers are organized in a computer network. The architecture defines how computers must communicate with each other to obtain maximum benefits from a computer network, such as better response time, security, scalability, transfer data rate, connectivity, etc.

There are two most popular computer network architectures used.

  1. Peer to Peer Network
  2. Client-server Network

Peer to Peer Network

In a peer-to-peer network, each computer acts as its client and server, i.e., it can perform both requests and responses. A Peer-To-Peer network has no dedicated servers, but all computers act as a server for the data stored in them.

Peer to Peer network is a network to which all computers are used the same resources and rights as other computers. Its network designed primarily for the small local area.

The following Figure depicts a Peer-to-Peer Network, with each computer network acting as both client and server.

Computer Network Architecture

Advantages of Peer to Peer Network

  1. Less Costly: There are no dedicated servers, so the network is cost efficient.
  2. Simple Setup & Maintain: It is simple to set up and maintain.
  3. A network administrator is not required.

Disadvantages of Peer to Peer Network

  1. Security is another problem on this network because malware can easily be transmitted through the network.
  2. It usually doesn't work well with more than "10" users.
  3. We can’t access the shared data once the computer crashes or automatically turns off.

Client-server Network

In a Client-Server Network, one central computer act as a hub that is known as a server, and all other computers are known as a client. A Client-Server network has a dedicated server providers. All shared data is stored in the server, which is shared with the client computer when the client computer makes a request. The server is responsible for managing all data, such as files, directories, printers, etc. All clients connect via a server.

The following Figure depicts a Client-Server Network.

Computer Network Architecture

Advantages of Client-Server Network

  1. Security in a client-server network is better because a server manages shared resources.
  2. The client-server network improves the overall performance of the system with the help of a dedicated server.
  3. Data backup is secure, as every computer does not need to manage the backup.

Disadvantages of Client-server Network

  1. The entire network is down in case of server failure.
  2. It difficult to set up and maintain.
  3. The client-server network is costly, as it requires a large memory server.

Difference Between Peer to Peer network and Client-Server network?

Peer to Peer networkClient-Server network
It is used in small networks with less than "10" computers.  It usually used on both small and large networks.  
In Peer-to-Peer Network, each computer is used to store its own data.  A centralized server is used to store data in a Client-Server network.  
A Peer-To-Peer network is cheaper than a Client-Server network.  A Client-Server network is more expensive than a Peer to Peer network.  
A Peer-To-Peer network is less stable and secure than Client-Server.A client-server network is more stable and secure than Peer-To-Peer.
Peer to Peer doesn't need a server.A powerful computer that acts as a server.