Networking - Module

Module types

A networking module is a software module responsible for the implementation of particular functions within a network stack. Examples of these network stacks include transport protocol, data link interface, and a network application.

Network modules exist either as client modules or as provider modules. It could also be both according to the location within the network stack.

This article highlights the networking basics, including its working and how various devices can be used to create networks.

Computer networking has been around for way back. As time has progressed, technologies have gotten quicker and more cost-effective. Networks consist of different devices. These include switches, computers, and routers that are interconnected via wireless signals and cables. Comprehending the networking organization basics is an essential part of the construction of a wireless network in a neighbourhood or community.

Clients and servers

On networks, the relationship between the client and the server is very important. The computer holding content and services like a media file, a website, or a chat application are known as a server. A computer holding the search page of the Google website is an excellent example of a server. It holds the page and sends it out on request.

A client is a separate computer, like your mobile phone or laptop. It seeks permission to download, view, or utilize the content. The client has the ability to connect over a network to exchange information.

For two computers interconnected through an Ethernet cable, the computers can see one another and communicate through the cable. Client computer requests for a website from the server. The website is sent from the server and shown on your web browser as the client.

I/O network module

Ethernet Industrial Protocol (EtherNet/IP) is conventional Ethernet together with a layer of industrial application protocol aimed at industrial automation. The application layer protocol serves as the Control and Information Protocol (CIP).

EtherNet/IP was designed with the view of overcoming the shortcomings associated with conventional IEEE 802.3 Ethernet as put in the world of industrial automation. With Acromag for example, you are provided with an array of choices to suit your particular requirement: Ethernet Analog I/O, Ethernet Multi-Function I/O, Ethernet Converters and Switches, Ethernet Digital I/O module, and others.

Ethernet I/O solutions' three series to select from

  1. BusWorks XT Series: Programming: USB designed with Acromag XT-SIP software; easy download and save the file as. Protocols: EtherNet/IP, Modbus TCP/IP, and Profinet.
  2. BusWorks 900EN Series: Programming: web pages built-in through an internet browser, the utility of saving with a copy. Protocols: Ethernet/IP and Modbus TCP/IP
  3. EtherStax ES2000 Series: Programming: Web pages built-in through an internet browser, the utility of saving with a copy.

Cisco 2 port Gigabit Ethernet WAN Network Interface Modules

These types of networking modules present Small Form-Factor pluggable (SFP) of high density and copper 1 Gigabit and 10 GE connectivity to the Integrated Services Routers (ISRs) of the 4000 Cisco Series. It provides optimum flexibility. The modules speed up applications like inter-VLAN routing, Ethernet WAN access, and fast connectivity to servers and LAN switches.

Cisco ASR-920-12SZ-D 12 Ports Router

ASR-920-12SZ-D ASR 920 Series 12 Ports 10 Gigabytes Per Second (GBPS) Small Form-Factor Pluggable (SFP) Dual Direct Current (DC) Router | Made by Cisco | more

Cisco C3K-BLWR-60CFM Networking Accessories Fan Tray

C3K-BLWR-60CFM Catalyst 3560-E/3750-E Series Fan Blower Module | Made by Cisco | Refurbished

Cisco A9K-MOD160-SE 2-port Line card

A9K-MOD160-SE 2 Ports 160 Gigabits 100-240V AC, 50 and 60 Hz Chassis Modular Plug-in Module Router Line card Service Edge Optimized for Aggregation more

Cisco DS-X9530-SF2A-K9 Module

DS-X9530-SF2A-K9 Multiple Data Stream (MDS) 9500 Series 2a 32 Ports 8 Gigabyte(GB) Advanced Fibre Channel Switching Supervisor Module | Made by Cisco | more

Cisco N20-CRMK2-RHA= Round Hole Accessory Kit

N20-CRMK2-RHA= Round Hole Adapter Kit for N20-CRMK2 Rack Mount kit | Made by Cisco | New Factory Sealed

Cisco N9K-M6PQ 6 Ports Uplink Module

N9K-M6PQ ACI Capable Nexus 9300 Series 6 x 40GBase-X Network Uplink Quad Small Form-Factor Pluggable (QSFP) 6 Ports Module | Made by Cisco | Refurbished

Cisco WS-SVC-CMM-24FXS 24 Ports Module

WS-SVC-CMM-24FXS 24-Ports 1 x RJ-21 Connector FXS Analog Interface Port Adapter External 24 x FXS Voice Module | Made by Cisco | Refurbished

Juniper CTP-SFP-1GE-SX Transceiver Module

CTP-SFP-1GE-SX 1 Gigabytes Per Second (GBPS) 1000Base-SX Multi Mode Fiber Duplex Lucent Connector (LC) Connector Small Form-Factor Pluggable more

Dell RN62H Fn2210s 4 Port SFP+ 10GBe Module

Dell RN62H Poweredge Fn2210s 4 Port SFP+ 10GBe I/O Module | Refurbished

Dell WGYGK SAS 12GBPS Hot Swap IOM I O Module

WGYGK SAS 12Gb/s Hot-Swap IOM I/O Module for PowerEdge MX5000s | Made by Dell | Refurbished