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Computer Network Architecture. Computer and Network Examples

The network architecture and design specialization will help you gain the technical leadership skills you need to design and implement high-quality networks that support business needs.
The vector stencils library "Computer network" contains 51 symbols of computer network devices and equipment for drawing computer network diagrams.
"Network Mapping Software.
A number of software tools exist to design computer network diagrams / or generate visual maps of networks, servers, storage, services, data centers, and other peripherals. Broadly, there are two types of software tools - those that help create diagrams manually and those that generate them using automated / semi-automated approaches.
Type of Software.
(1) Manual - allows users to design and draw logical and physical topology diagrams by manually placing icons and connections.
(2) Automated - generate topology diagrams / maps by traversing the network and automatically discovering resident devices or by importing network data." [Comparison of network diagram software. Wikipedia]
ConceptDraw PRO is the software for manual design of computer network diagrams. The solutions of the Computer and Networks area in ConceptDraw Solution Park extend ConceptDraw PRO with vector stencils libraries, templates and examples for creating the computer network diagrams.
The symbols example "Computer network - Vector stencils library" was created using the ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software extended with the Computer and Networks solution from the Computer and Networks area of ConceptDraw Solution Park. solution-park/ computer-and-networks
Laptop, laptop computer,
Desktop computer
Desktop computer, desktop PC,
Firewall, firewall,
Bus, bus,
Ethernet, Ethernet,
Star network
Star network, star,
FDDI Ring, FDDI ring,
Token-ring, Token-ring,
Comm-link, Comm-link,
Modem, modem,
Laser printer
Laser printer, laser printer,
Inkjet printer
Inkjet printer, inkjet printer,
Image scanner
Image scanner, scanner,
City, city,
Ethernet hub
Ethernet hub, hub,
Wireless router
Wireless router, wireless router,
Network switch
Network switch, switch,
iPod Classic
iPod Classic, iPod Classic,
iPhone/ iPod Touch
iPhone/ iPod Touch, iPhone, iPod Touch,
Xserve RAID
Xserve RAID, Xserve RAID,
XServe, XServe,
Apple Thunderbolt Display
Apple Thunderbolt Display, Apple display,
Data store
Data store, data,
Mac Pro
Mac Pro, Mac Pro,
iMac, iMac desktop,
RAID, RAID drive,
Mainframe, mainframe,
Rack-mountable server
Rack-mountable server, server,
Server, server,
Cloud, cloud,
Computer monitor
Computer monitor, monitor,
Workstation, workstation,
Router, router,
IP Phone
IP Phone, IP phone,
Fax, fax,
Mobile phone
Mobile phone, cell phone,
Smartphone, smartphone,
Compact Disk
Compact Disk, compact disk,
Mouse, mouse,
Apple Wireless Mouse
Apple Wireless Mouse, Apple wireless mouse,
Computer keyboard
Computer keyboard, keyboard,
Apple Keyboard
Apple Keyboard, Apple keyboard,
Radio tower
Radio tower, radio tower,
Satellite dish
Satellite dish, satellite dish,
Satellite, satellite,
Webcam, webcam,
AirPort Extreme
AirPort Extreme, AirPort Extreme,
Airport Express
Airport Express, Airport Express,
MacBook, MacBook,
iPhone 4
iPhone 4, iPhone 4,

Design Element: Computer and Network for Network Diagrams

ConceptDraw DIAGRAM is perfect for software designers and software developers who need to draw Computer&Network Diagrams.
ConceptDraw has 1004 vector stencils in the 40 libraries that helps you to start using software for designing own Network Diagrams. You can use the appropriate stencils from Computer and Network Diagrams library with 56 objects.
The vector stencils library "Computers" contains 52 hardware icons.
Use it to design your audio, video and multimedia illustrations, presentations, web pages and infographics with ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software.
The vector stencils library "Computers" is included in the Audio, Video, Media solution from the Illustration area of ConceptDraw Solution Park.
Workstation, workstation, desktop computer, pc,
Desktop computer
Desktop computer, desktop computer,
Monitor with keyboard
Monitor with keyboard, monitor, keyboard,
iMac, iMac,
Mac computer
Mac computer, mac computer, all-in-one desktop computer,
Monitor, monitor, education diagram, stadium,
Display screen
Display screen, display screen,
Computer monitor
Computer monitor, computer monitor,
LCD monitor 1
LCD monitor 1, lcd monitor,
LCD monitor 2
LCD monitor 2, LCD monitor,
LCD screen 1
LCD screen 1, lcd screen,
LCD screen 2
LCD screen 2, lcd screen,
Web design
Web design, web design,
MacBook, laptop, macbook,
iBook, laptop, iBook,
Laptop 1
Laptop 1, laptop,
Laptop 2
Laptop 2, laptop,
Laptop 3
Laptop 3, laptop,
Laptop 4
Laptop 4, laptop,
Notebook, notebook, laptop,
Online video
Online video, laptop, online video,
Laptop settings
Laptop settings, laptop settings,
Webcam, webcam,
Web camera 1
Web camera 1, web camera,
Web camera 2
Web camera 2, web camera,
Computer camera
Computer camera, computer camera,
Network server
Network server, network server,
Data center
Data center, data center,
Tower computer
Tower computer, tower computer,
Power Mac
Power Mac, Power Mac,
Image scanner
Image scanner, image scanner,
Inkjet printer 1
Inkjet printer 1, inkjet printer,
Inkjet printer 2
Inkjet printer 2, inkjet printer,
Laser printer 1
Laser printer 1, laser printer,
Laser printer 2
Laser printer 2, laser printer,
Cable cord
Cable cord, cable cord,
USB cable
USB cable, usb cable,
Online game
Online game, online game,
Portable gamepad
Portable gamepad, portable gamepad, control pad, game controller,
Game pad
Game pad, game pad, game stick,
Joystick 1
Joystick 1, joystick,
Joystick 2
Joystick 2, joystick,
Car drive
Car drive, car drive,
Glasses, glasses,
3D glasses
3D glasses, 3d glasses,
Calculator, calculator,
iWatch, iWatch, Apple watch, drawing shapes,
Digital clock
Digital clock, digital clock,
Clock, clock, watch,
Timer, timer, logistics,
Waiting, waiting,
The vector stencils library "Network layout floorplan" contain 34 symbol icons for drawing computer network floor plans, communication equipment layouts, and structured cabling diagrams.
"Structured cabling is building or campus telecommunications cabling infrastructure that consists of a number of standardized smaller elements (hence structured) called subsystems. ...
Structured cabling design and installation is governed by a set of standards that specify wiring data centers, offices, and apartment buildings for data or voice communications using various kinds of cable, most commonly category 5e (CAT-5e), category 6 (CAT-6), and fibre optic cabling and modular connectors. These standards define how to lay the cabling in various topologies in order to meet the needs of the customer, typically using a central patch panel (which is normally 19 inch rack-mounted), from where each modular connection can be used as needed. Each outlet is then patched into a network switch (normally also rack-mounted) for network use or into an IP or PBX (private branch exchange) telephone system patch panel." [Structured cabling. Wikipedia]
The design elements example "Network layout floorplan - Vector stencils library" was created using the ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software extended with the Network Layout Floor Plans solution from the Computer and Networks area of ConceptDraw Solution Park.
Scanner, scanner,
Switch, switch,
Router, router,
Modem, modem,
Hub, hub,
Rack Mount
Rack Mount, rack mount,
Printer, printer,
Floor Mounted Outlet
Floor Mounted Outlet, floor mounted outlet,
Single Outlet
Single Outlet, single outlet,
Duplex Outlet
Duplex Outlet, duplex outlet,
Direct bus cable
Direct bus cable, bus cable,
Tops or bottoms bus cable
Tops or bottoms bus cable,
Side to side bus cable
Side to side bus cable, bus cable,
Multi-tree bus cable
Multi-tree bus cable, bus cable,
Bottom to side bus cable
Bottom to side bus cable, bus cable,
Sides bus cable
Sides bus cable, bus cable,
Door, door,
Door, threshold
Door, threshold, door,
Door, stop
Door, stop, door,
Door, stop, threshold
Door, stop, threshold, door,
Door, frame
Door, frame, door,
Door, frame, threshold
Door, frame, threshold, door,
Door, frame, stop
Door, frame, stop, door,
Door, frame, stop, threshold
Door, frame, stop, threshold, door,
Window, window,
Window, sill
Window, sill, window,
Window, sash
Window, sash, window,
Window, sash, sill
Window, sash, sill, window,
Window, frame
Window, frame, window,
Window, frame, sill
Window, frame, sill, window,
Window, frame, sash
Window, frame, sash, window,
Window, frame, sash, sill
Window, frame, sash, sill, window,

Metropolitan area networks (MAN). Computer and Network Examples

Metropolitan Area Network combines local networks located within a city, and is based on high data rate compounds, implemented on the basis of fiber channels and other digital data transmission channels. Now, with the increasing number of network communities, wireless local area networks based on 802.11b standard are combined into a wireless metropolitan area network consisting of affordable antenna systems and consumer-grade wireless equipment using 802.11a and 802.11b standards.

Personal area (PAN) networks. Computer and Network Examples

A Personal area network (PAN) is a computer network that is used for data transmission between different personal devices (computers, telephones, digital devices, etc.) and for connecting to the higher level network and Internet. PANs can be wired with computer buses (USB and FireWire). A wireless personal area network (WPAN) can be made using the network technologies such as Bluetooth, IrDa, UWB, Z-Wave, ZigBee, Body Area Network. A personal area network handles the interconnection of IT devices at the surrounding of a single user. Generally, PAN contains from following such appliances: cordless mice and keyboards, cordless phone, Bluetooth handsets.
This example was created in ConceptDraw DIAGRAM using the Computer and Networks Area of ConceptDraw Solution Park and shows the Personal area network.

Local area network (LAN). Computer and Network Examples

A local area network (LAN) is a devices network that connect with each other in the scope of a home, school, laboratory, or office. Usually, a LAN comprise computers and peripheral devices linked to a local domain server. All network appliances can use a shared printers or disk storage. A local area network serve for many hundreds of users. Typically, LAN includes many wires and cables that demand a previously designed network diagram. They are used by IT professionals to visually document the LANs physical structure and arrangement.
ConceptDraw - Perfect Network Diagramming Software with examples of LAN Diagrams. ConceptDraw Network Diagram is ideal for network engineers and network designers who need to draw Local Area Network diagrams.
How to Draw a Computer Network
How to Draw a Computer Network
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,

Export from ConceptDraw DIAGRAM Document to a Graphic File

Now it’s easy to share your visual documents with other people in a form most convenient for them.
ConceptDraw DIAGRAM can save your drawings and diagrams in a number of highly useful formats, including graphic files. You can save your drawing as a.PNG,.JPG, or other graphic format file.
Export to a Graphic File
Export to a Graphic File

Home area networks (HAN). Computer and Network Examples

A Home Area Networks (HAN) is a type of local area network that is used in an individual home. The home computers can be connected together by twisted pair or by a wireless network. HAN facilitates the communication and interoperability among digital devices at the home, allows to easier access to the entertainments and increase the productivity, organize the home security.
This example was created in ConceptDraw DIAGRAM using the Computer and Networks Area of ConceptDraw Solution Park and shows the home network diagram.
The vector stencils library "Telecommunication networks" contains 32 clipart images of telecommunication network devices and equipment for drawing telecom network diagrams.
"A telecommunications network is a collection of terminal nodes, links and any intermediate nodes which are connected so as to enable telecommunication between the terminals.
The transmission links connect the nodes together. The nodes use circuit switching, message switching or packet switching to pass the signal through the correct links and nodes to reach the correct destination terminal.
Each terminal in the network usually has a unique address so messages or connections can be routed to the correct recipients. The collection of addresses in the network is called the address space." [Telecommunications network. Wikipedia]
The clip art example "Telecommunication networks - Vector stencils library" was created using the ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software extended with the Telecommunication Network Diagrams solution from the Computer and Networks area of ConceptDraw Solution Park.
Internet, Internet, cloud,
Globe, globe, Internet,
Base station
Base station, base station,
Satellite dish
Satellite dish, satellite dish,
Satellite dish
Satellite dish, satellite dish,
Communications satellite
Communications satellite, satellite,
Wireless cell tower
Wireless cell tower,
Radio waves
Radio waves, radio waves,
Radio waves
Radio waves, radio waves,
Cellular phone
Cellular phone, cellular phone, mobile phone,
Server, server,
Laptop computer
Laptop computer, laptop computer, notebook,
Desktop computer
Desktop computer, PC,
Car, car,
Satellite truck
Satellite truck, in-vehicle station,
House, house,
House, house,
Office building
Office building, office building,
Mountain, mountain,
Tree, tree,
Tree, fir-tree, tree,
User, man, user,
Call-center, call-center, call operator, woman,
Multi-storey, building,
Antenna, antenna,
Router, router,
IP phone
IP phone, IP phone,
Fax, fax,
Network cell
Network cell, network cell, cell, honeycomb,
IP Camera
IP Camera, camera,
Wireless router
Wireless router, wireless router,
Networking device
Networking device, device,
The vector stencils library "Logical symbols" contains 49 logical symbols for drawing logical network topology diagrams.
"Logical topology, or signal topology, is the arrangement of devices on a computer network and how they communicate with one another. How devices are connected to the network through the actual cables that transmit data, or the physical structure of the network, is called the physical topology. Physical topology defines how the systems are physically connected. It represents the physical layout of the devices on the network. The logical topology defines how the systems communicate across the physical topologies.
Logical topologies are bound to network protocols and describe how data is moved across the network. ... EXAMPLE : twisted pair Ethernet is a logical bus topology in a physical star topology layout. While IBM's token ring is a logical ring topology, it is physically set up in star topology." [Logical topology. Wikipedia]
The icons example "Logical symbols - Vector stencils library" was created using the ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software extended with the Computer and Networks solution from the Computer and Networks area of ConceptDraw Solution Park. solution-park/ computer-and-networks
Coaxial Line Tag
Coaxial  Line Tag, coaxial line tag,
Fiber Optic Line Tag
Fiber Optic Line Tag, fiber optic line tag,
Twisted Pair Line Tag
Twisted Pair Line Tag, twisted pair line tag,
SC2200 Signaling Controller
SC2200 Signaling Controller, SC2200 Signaling Controller,
Bridge, bridge,
Network Management Appliance
Network Management Appliance, network management appliance,
Access Server (Communications Server)
Access Server (Communications Server), access server, communications server,
Terminal Server
Terminal Server, terminal server,
Web Browser
Web Browser , Web browser ,
Security Management, Cisco
Security Management, Cisco, security management, Cisco,
Lock and Key
Lock and Key, lock and key,
Lock, lock,
Key, key,
Relational Database
Relational Database, relational database,
Host, host,
University , university ,
Government building
Government building , government building ,
Home Office
Home Office, home office,
Telecommuter House PC
Telecommuter House PC, telecommuter house PC,
Medium Building, Regular
Medium Building, Regular, building,
Headquarters, Subdued
Headquarters, Subdued, headquarters,
House, Regular
House, Regular, house,
Small Business
Small Business , small business ,
Network Connector
Network Connector,
Dynamic Connector
Dynamic Connector,
Line Connector
Line Connector,
Line-curve Connector
Line-curve Connector,
Bus, bus,
FDDI Ring, FDDI ring,
Peer-to-peer, peer-to-peer,
Token-ring, Token-ring,
Star, star,
Comm-link, Comm-Link,
Curved Bus
Curved Bus, curved bus,
Ethernet, Ethernet,
Speaker, speaker,
Microphone , microphone ,
Router, router,
ATM Router
ATM Router, ATM router,
ISDN Switch
ISDN Switch , ISDN switch ,
ATM Switch
ATM Switch , ATM switch ,
ATM/FastGB Etherswitch
ATM/FastGB Etherswitch, ATM GB Etherswitch, Fast GB Etherswitch,
Workgroup Switch
Workgroup Switch, workgroup switch,
Small Hub
Small Hub, small hub,
100BaseT Hub
100BaseT Hub , 100BaseT hub,

Wireless Network Diagram Examples

ConceptDraw Wireless Network solution includes several wireless network diagram examples that users can modify and make your own diagram.