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History of Computer Networking

The history of networking suggests that the future is full of advanced technology and amazing application possibilities.

Who Created the Internet Network?
Several individuals and organizations contributed to creating the Internet. Key developments included TCP/IP, Ethernet and email.

Top Computer Networking Stories 1998-2003
See if you agree with our selections of the top movers and shakers in computer networking in the early years of Internet time.

Ray Noorda 1924-2006 - Networking Pioneer
Ray Noorda died at the age of 82. He led Novell, Inc. as CEO in the 1980s and 1990s and was sometimes called "the father of network computing" for his leadership in the network software developed there.

History of the Internet
"Internet history is interesting, if for nothing else than it's fascinating to see how far we've come in so short a time... ."

A History of Computers
Key developments in the history of computers involved many people going back to early part of the 20th century.

802.11 Networking Standards
802.11 is a family of standards for wireless local area network (WLAN) networking whose development began in the 1990s.

IANA - Internet Assigned Numbers Authority
The Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) centrally coordinates the use of IPv4 address space on the Internet.

The term baud was popular in the early days of modems, but it is no longer relevant in mainstream computer networking terminology.

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