Week 1: Getting started: home networks and IP addresses
In this first week of the course you will work through two sessions.
The first session introduces you to networks by looking in the home. You will see how home computers, smartphones, printers and other devices can communicate with each other over a network.
This session will be taught by Judith Williams, a Visiting Fellow of the Open University.
The second session begins your exploration of how a network functions, starting with how each device on the network has a unique address.
This session will be taught by Allan Jones, a Senior Lecturer at the Open University.
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