Networking: Serial Switch, Server And Main Console

A serial switch is an essential component in a network. May it be a network that is comprised of 3 or 5 computers at home to a network of 100 computers and more such as in corporate environments; a network would not function without a serial switch. The serial switch, together with the computer console makes up a network. To link these 3 components you would need standard Ethernet cables. For a basic network consisting of 2, you will only need 2 Ethernet cables. However, to connect hundreds of computers in an extensive network, you will need more cables.

A server is the brain of the network. A server, unlike a common desktop computer, does not have a monitor, keyboard, a mouse and other peripheral devices. Instead, a server is mostly composed of a series of storage devices and memories mounted in a rack.


A serial switch looks like a box where you can attach the Ethernet cables. Serials switches serve as access points for the various computers that are within the network. Without a serial switch, a computer has no means of getting data in and out of the server.

The main console looks like your typical desktop computer. The main console allows computer technicians to update, repair and access the different servers within the network as needed.

By adding more serial switches connected to the servers via Ethernet cables, you can increase the number of computers within the network. Corporations require a streamline of information that can easily be accessed anytime, anywhere given the proper security and password. This is made possible by connecting a server, a serial switch and a main console.

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