OCR: Topic 12 Resources

Learners should have studied the following:

the hardware needed to connect stand-alone computers into a Local Area Network:

     a.  wireless access points

     b.  routers/switches

     c.  NIC (Network Interface Controller/Card)

     d.  transmission media

Choose from the following to help you learn:


CAMBRIDGE Computer Science:  
Page 192 Sections "How do computers connect to a network?" and "Transmission media" which continues onto page 195.
ROBSON & HEATHCOTE Computer Science (9-1):
Page 24. Section "Network Hardware" which continues onto Page 25.
SUSAN ROBSON GCSE Computing(3rd edition): 
Page 85. Section "Connecting Computers to the LAN".
SUSAN ROBSON GCSE Computing(2012): 
Page 80. Section "Connecting Computers to the LAN".
AXSIED GCSE Computer Science (3rd edition)
Page 25 - R13. Network Hardware. Whole Page.
ROUSE & O'BYRNE GCSE(9-1) Computer Science:
Page 35. Section "Network hardwarecontinues onto Pages 36 & 37.
Page 32. Section "Transmission media"

Web Sites

BBC Bitesize: Page 4 "Wired & Wireless connections"Page 5 "Networking hardware" and Page 6 "Network Interface Cards" 
Cambridge MOOC: Section 47 "Hardware needed to connect to a LAN" 
Wikipedia: Networking hardwareWireless Access PointNetwork switchRouter and NIC
Simple Wikipedia: Computer networkWireless Access Point and Network card 
Techopedia:  Wireless Access PointRouterSwitch and NIC
Cambridge Digital: 47_Activity1
Teach-ICT:  THEORY 1 to 10


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