Originally Posted by bearisgray
Dumb questions - but I'll ask anyway -
Is networking the Hardware part of it?
Networking is the routing of information over a network, like a PC communicating over the Internet to a host. It's routing the data, and a whole lot more about how the data is packaged. The "network" can refer to the equipment that makes up the network.
So if it's hardware, how does wireless work?
I don't know how wireless WORKS but it's just the connection part to the network.
If you can do wiring - is networking extended wiring?
Not really. Traditional telephone wiring and network wiring are much the same, just different numbers of wires per connection or a different type. The concept is the same that they both usually connect to a central location (IDF or MDF), but connect to different equipment. (very simplified). I work on Voice over IP (VoIP) so the telephones connect to the data network anyway and we don't use the traditional telephone wires anymore. I can still wire a jack to the network if I need to, just a different wire type.
At any rate, I wish you well with this endeavor.