Active network components are devices that require power to function and are responsible for amplifying, processing, and transmitting data signals across a network. They provide intelligence and management to the network, allowing for greater control and functionality. These components are typically used in conjunction with passive components like cables, connectors, and splitters to build a complete network.
Some examples of active network components include:
Routers, Switches, Hubs, Wireless Access Points, Modems, Network Interface Cards (NICs), Firewalls, PDUs, KVM switches, rectifiers, etc.
Active network components are critical for building a modern and efficient network. They provide the necessary intelligence and management to handle large amounts of data traffic and ensure that the network runs smoothly and reliably.