Basic Theory Behind Network?
Posted on 2004-04-26
Hi All :oD!!!
I dont really know exactly what im asking here so forgive the vague question.
Ok basically this has popped up so many times over the last 2 years that i must find out.
Ok im at uni ok, the uni supplies each privately owned student accomidation with uni access. I kinda understand the local network, ya know if someone is sharin badly needed coursework thats completed, im only too happy to rip it. Anyways the question is.
You have Uni, VH, GC, CC, MB, MB2
basically its just the building names for an example.
The old problem was, if you were in my building GC, and my mate upstairs send me something, say on MSN or on the shared network the speed would be fast, blazing fast ok. But imagine now, i get my other mate to send me a file from CC, it goes at like, dial up speed. They fixed that and it works now.
What i dont get, is if this is all one big lan, why is it i cannot browse any other lans other than mine GC. I know for a fact MB and MB2 both have 800 students sharing files (well atleast 10% of them) so why is it, i cannot browse the MB and MB2 lan for shared files? Surley at the end of the day we are all connected to Uni? So why cant i see em? I know this is probably impossible, i dont kno wmuch about lans really but i just would like to understand why that is.
So obviously when i now send something to someone via msn it goes like 200kb/s+ to anywhere, so obviosuly MSN it seems MSN uses the lan to send that particular file. I just dont understand why i cant browse the VH CC MB and MB2 networks.
If you could give a stab at this to explain id be fairly happy :D