Within the Discussion Board area, write 400–600 words that respond to the following questions with your thoughts, ideas, and comments. This will be the foundation for future discussions by your classmates. Be substantive and clear, and use examples to reinforce your ideas.
You are in a social situation talking with coworkers, friends, or family members who are not familiar with the concept of networking, except for the idea that they turn on their computer and surf the World Wide Web (WWW). They ask you to provide a summary of what networking is and what is meant by a peer-to-peer network and a client/server network. Focus your discussion on the following:
What is networking, and how does it work?
Illustrate a peer-to-peer network and a client/server network. What are the advantages and disadvantages of each?