Summary of Week 1
Week 1 introduced you to home networks and how each device on the network has a unique address.
You should now be able to:
- identify your home network as a local area network – defined as a group of computers and devices connected together in a small geographical area
- understand how the devices are connected together
- begin to think constructively about how these devices communicate with each other
- understand that an IP address has a network part (common to all devices on the network) and a unique part for device (or host)
- recognise that a subnet mask of 255.255.255.0 indicates that the final number of an IP address represents the device
- diagnose local network problems caused by incorrect IP addresses and non-allocation of IP addresses.
Next week you will look at how data is moved across the network between devices.