Benching Team Leader
- May 29, 2005
Do you know what a LAN party is (like, UT 99 days?) If so, then you understand the internet quite well.
At the party, you need all the computers attached to cables, which connect to a switch, which is managed by a router.
The internet service providers laid out and buried the copper or fiber lines (cables), and connect them to trunks (switches), which are managed by... uh, I don't know what they call them , but they do the routing. They're just bigger than normal routers.
I think this is along the lines of what you are thinking: