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While each individual element of computer networking is relatively straightforward, the cumulative mass of networking concepts make it difficult to understand how a computer network (such as the Melbourne Wireless network) operates.

If you don't understand terms such as Nodes, IP, netmask, network topology, broadcast address and others then you should read the External linkLinux Networking-Concepts HOWTO which explains these and other networking concepts.

People with intermediate/advanced knowledge of networking concepts may wish to consult External linkThe Guide to IP Layer Network Administration with Linux. It covers advanced networking concepts such as network address translation (NAT), address resolution protocol (ARP), routing, and masquerading using Linux.