This lesson on the hardware needed to connect stand-alone computers into a local area network is suitable for GCSE Computer Science pupils. It includes an attractive dyslexia friendly PowerPoint presentation that includes differentiated lesson objectives, 2 videos and lots of tasks and questions. It also includes 3 differentiated exam style questions along with a comprehensive 3-page teacher’s lesson plan including all the answers.


This lesson teaches pupils about:

  • Transmission media (Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, coper cables and fiber optic cables)
  • Routers
  • Switches
  • Hubs
  • Network Interface Cards (NIC)
  • Wireless Access Points
  • Bridges
  • Wi-Fi channels

Duration: 1 lesson


Please note: network topologies and protocols are not covered in this lesson as that is covered in a separate lesson.


Network Hardware

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