It won't be long before you need to add more terminals or extra filestore
to your network making the whole network more complex. Help is at hand,
though, in the form of bridges and routers.
A router is a device that directs
the network messages as they travel around the cables. Like someone
who is lost on a complicated road system, network messages can travel
in many different directions taking a long time to get to their destination.
The router makes sure message travel along the quickest, most efficient
A bridge is a link between two
networks that makes them appear to be one, large network. Many WANs
are, in fact, collections of LANs linked
together by bridges.