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"A computer network diagram is a schematic depicting the nodes and connections amongst nodes in a computer network or, more generally, any telecommunications network. ...
Readily identifiable icons are used to depict common network appliances e.g. Router, and the style of lines between them indicate the type of connection. Clouds are used to represent networks external to the one pictured for the purposes of depicting connections between internal and external devices, without indicating the specifics of the outside network. ...
At different scales diagrams may represent various levels of network granularity. At the LAN level, individual nodes may represent individual physical devices, such as hubs or file servers, while at the WAN level, individual nodes may represent entire cities. In addition, when the scope of a diagram crosses the common LAN/ MAN/ WAN boundaries, representative hypothetical devices may be depicted instead of showing all actually existing nodes." [Computer network diagram. Wikipedia]
The computer network diagram template for the ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software is included in the Computer and Networks solution from the Computer and Networks area of ConceptDraw Solution Park.
Computer network diagram template
Computer network diagram template, wireless router, switch, server, laptop computer, notebook, PC, Internet, 1U server,
The vector stencils library "Cisco LAN" contains 23 symbols of local area network (LAN) devices and equipment for drawing Cisco LAN topology diagrams.
"Network topology describes the layout of interconnections between devices and network segments. At the Data Link Layer and Physical Layer, a wide variety of LAN topologies have been used, including ring, bus, mesh and star, but the most common LAN topology in use today is switched Ethernet. At the higher layers, the Internet Protocol (TCP/ IP) has become the standard, replacing NetBEUI, IPX/ SPX, AppleTalk and others.
Simple LANs generally consist of one or more switches. A switch can be connected to a router, cable modem, or ADSL modem for Internet access. Complex LANs are characterized by their use of redundant links with switches using the spanning tree protocol to prevent loops, their ability to manage differing traffic types via quality of service (QoS), and to segregate traffic with VLANs. A LAN can include a wide variety of network devices such as switches, firewalls, routers, load balancers, and sensors.
LANs can maintain connections with other LANs via leased lines, leased services, or the Internet using virtual private network technologies. Depending on how the connections are established and secured in a LAN, and the distance involved, a LAN may also be classified as a metropolitan area network (MAN) or a wide area network (WAN)." [Local area network. Wikipedia]
The symbols example "Cisco LAN - Vector stencils library" was created using the ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software extended with the Cisco Network Diagrams solution from the Computer and Networks area of ConceptDraw Solution Park. solution-park/ computer-networks-cisco
Sun workstation
Sun workstation, Sun workstation ,
Workstation, workstation,
Macintosh, Macintosh,
Terminal, terminal,
Mini VAX
Mini VAX, mini VAX, VAX, VSM, DECnet,
Printer, printer,
Laptop, laptop,
File server
File server, file server, application server,
Monitor, monitor,
Web cluster
Web cluster, Web cluster,
ATM fast gigabit etherswitch
ATM fast gigabit etherswitch, ATM fast gigabit etherswitch,
HP Mini
HP Mini, HP Mini,
Supercomputer, supercomputer,
Web server
Web server, Web server, www server,
Web browser
Web browser, Web browser,
Repeater, repeater,
General appliance
General appliance, general appliance, intelligence engine 2100 series,
PC, blue
PC, blue, PC,
Mini VAX, blue
Mini VAX, blue, mini VAX, VAX, VSM, DECnet,

Network Diagramming with ConceptDraw PRO

Draw detailed Computer Network Diagrams, Designs, Schematics, and Network Maps with ConceptDraw PRO in no time! Pre-drawn shapes representing computers, network devices plus smart connectors help create accurate diagrams and documentation.