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Network Protocols

Network Protocols Diagrams

ConceptDraw has 10+ templates and 30+ examples for drawing the Network Diagrams . Network Diagrams can illustrate network protocol structure that defines rules of communications between network devices. Network protocols include mechanisms for devices to identify and make connections with each other. With more than 2 000 pre-designed network elements you can design your own Network Diagrams of the simple LAN, WAN, etc.

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Example 1. Network protocols.

This sample diagram of computer network based on various protocols (TCP/IP, UDP, IP/ICMP, GSM/EDGE, UMTS/3G, Cable TV, WiMAX, IEEEE WiFi (802.11x), IEEEE Ethernet (802.3x) ) is created using ConceptDraw DIAGRAM diagramming and vector drawing software enhanced with Computer & Networks solution from ConceptDraw Solution Park.

Computer & Networks solution provides templates, samples and libraries of symbols for network floor plan layouts, network communication plans, Cisco network diagrams, Active Directory diagrams, logical network diagrams, LAN and WAN topology and design diagrams.


Diagram of a Basic Computer Network. Computer Network Diagram Example →

What is a computer network? This is a set of devices and systems that are connected to each other (logically or physically) and communicate with each other. This could include servers, computers, phones, routers, and so on. The size of this network can reach the size of the Internet, and can consist of only two devices connected by a cable. This sample shows the connection scheme of the home WLAN equipment to the Internet.Diagram of a Basic Computer Network
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Network diagrams with ConceptDraw DIAGRAM  →

Of course it is possible to keep network records in text documents, but it is very difficult to use them later. A more sound way to keep such documentation is to create a network diagram that might represent either logical network structure or physical. These diagrams are easy to understand and you will thank yourself later. There is a physical network diagram. It is a tool to represent, maintain and analysis of network equipment and interconnections. Network diagram depicts the actual network information in the attractive clear graphic form. One can learn here the LAN cable length, telecommunication type and carrying capacity. The diagram depicts servers, IP address and domain name as well. Also it shows location of hubs, switches, modems, routers, and other network equipment. The sets of special symbols and images delivered with ConceptDraw Network Diagrams solution are used to show network components. Symbols have a standard view. Therefore, various specialists can read the network diagram without any discrepancies.Network diagrams with ConceptDraw DIAGRAM  *
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Software Defined Networking System Overview →

Software-Defined Networking (SDN) is a new powerful concept for decision these problems. SDN proposes to disaggregate the traditional networking stacks that are vertically integrated to customize the network operations for specialized environments and improve network service velocity. On this example you can see the Software-Defined Networking (SDN) diagram that was created in ConceptDraw DIAGRAM using the Computer and Networks Area of ConceptDraw Solution Park.Software Defined Networking System Overview *
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Network Topologies →

When describing any computer network, we imagine a set of devices and nodes, arranged in some way. Talking about network structures, we should distinguish physical and logical network topologies, as physical topology is about devices location and logical topology illustrates data flow. In the same time, they do not have to match, and some devices, such as repeaters, may have a physical star layout, but a bus logical topology. There are two main types of computer network topologies: Physical topology that show the physical organization of a network - equipment and types of connections. Star network topology involves a set of devices that is connected to a single hub (router). Ring network topology means that, devices connected according this topology have two connections, connecting with nearby devices to make a loop. Bus network topology is the topology presented at the current diagram. It is similar to a ring topology. The difference is that data moves up and down a linear connection, copying itself where network equipment works as bus-stations along the way. This network topology can be used for small network, or when adding an extra device into a network.Network Topologies
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Metropolitan area networks (MAN). Computer and Network Examples →

A list of parameters on which networks differ is very long. A large network with a range up to 50 kilometers is called metropolitan area network (MAN), and this type of network can include several local area networks. Metropolitan networks in their turn connect into global area networks. Here you will see a Metropolitan Area Network (MAN). This is an extensive network which occupies a large territory including a few buildings or even the whole city. The space of the MAN is bigger than LAN, but lower than WAN. MAN comprise a lot of communication equipment and delivers the Internet connection to the LANs in the city area. Computer and Networks solution for ConceptDraw DIAGRAM provides a set of libraries with ready-to-use vector objects to design various kinds of computer networks.Metropolitan area networks (MAN). Computer and Network Examples
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