Networking Basics #

From Packets to Routers

Networking is a big topic. Understanding how almost every device on earth can connect to each other and transfer photos, videos, and more is difficult.

Fortunately, this course is designed to be easy-to-follow and give you the info you need to get started.

This section will:

  • Explain why the internet was designed the way it is.
  • Break down IP, UDP, and TCP – these are core networking concepts.
  • Explain how domain names like are translated into IP addresses.
  • Explain different types of speed and connection issues, and how to solve each.
  • Explain the MTR tool, which is a very important tool for troubleshooting.

By the end of this section you should have a good idea of how the internet works and how to troubleshoot it if something is going wrong.

Once again, I hope this course is useful to you!

If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions, please send me an email.