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Digital communications

LAN;Local Area Network- Can connect all the computers in one direction.(like your home or school)

WAN;Wide Area Network- Connects users over a wider area, such as a company which has offices in different cities.

A Network can connect users by cables or with wireless technology

Advantages-

  • Multiple users can interact.
  • Can use internet at the same time
  • Can share resources
  • Can share peripherals

Disadvantages-

  • Need specialist equipment
  • Requires technical knowledge to set up
  • Cables can break- network would fail
  • Wireless signal could be unstable
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