Wikipedia:WikiProject Computing/Computer networking task force

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This is computer networking task force, a place created to better organize information in articles related to computer networking. If you would like to help, please inquire on the talk page and see the to-do list there.



Covering all articles related to computer networking. Networks rely heavily on protocols, and that is the primary focus, but it should also include models (e.g., OSI model), hardware, and applications. Like all good Wikipedia articles, each computer networking article should explain the basics (such as what an IP address is) as well as the technical details (such as packet structure).

Related WikiProjects[edit]


Computer networking article guidelines[edit]

The general style guide for computing articles Wikipedia:Manual of Style/Computing should be followed.


Common elements[edit]

Each networking technology article should include a minimum set of standard elements, as follows:


Here are a few ideas for how to organize articles. These do not necessarily have to correspond to the actual section headers and divisions, and they are no more than suggestions. Conform to them to help improve the article in question.

A protocol specific article:

  • History of the protocol
    • Who started it
    • When was it started
    • What revisions were there
    • Any related or defining RFCs?
  • What other protocols were kept in mind when designing this protocol? (e.g., TCP to SCTP)
  • Packet structure
  • Any related technical discussions (e.g., fragmentation and reassembly for IPv4)

A hardware specific article:

  • What is it used for (what protocols, versions, etc.)
  • Hardware features
  • List of manufacturers & models


Talk page project template[edit]

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WP 1.0 Assessed Articles[edit]


See Category:Computer networking articles needing expert attention.

  • Interior Gateway Protocol: The link state vs. distance vector material is not appropriate here, because those ideas are not specific to IGPs. Maybe merge the remaining material (of which there is very little) into routing protocol? Or can people envision more material for this article? --Nethgirb 20:03, 29 July 2007 (UTC)
  • Access network: This article might be of interest to the networking task force. Please consider triage. Hvaara TC 11:54, 5 December 2014 (UTC)
This is probably best left to WP:TELECOM. ~Kvng (talk) 14:10, 2 June 2018 (UTC)

Completed Tasks[edit]

This was moved to Wikipedia:WikiProject_Outlines/Drafts/Outline_of_computer_networking. ~KvnG 17:03, 8 December 2014 (UTC)