Many users on the internet only care about a couple things, "Can I get to my e-mail?", "It works so thats all that matters!", "Look at the cute cuddly LOLCats.". Well, do you know what comprises the internet and how each mechanism works? What if something went down, would you know how to respond to a situation like this? Say that you have your Internet Line go down, however your modem still responds to pings, the noise to signal ratio is looking good, and your ISP blames it on you not powercycling your modem. Would you know how to respond? I want to give you the knowledge to better understand the aspects of how the Internet works, and the hardware used in the Internet system. What will be covered is the hardware, makeup, and construction of LANs, WANs, and software devoted to networking.