Network Protocols

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NetworkKey Words (

  • Topology: arrangement of objects that are related
  • LAN: local area network
  • WAN: wide area network
  • PAN: personal area network
  • MAN: metropolitan area network


IP address

IP address = a unique string of numbers seperated by full stops that identifies each computer using the Internet protocol to communicate over a network.


Extra infomation: Each device on the internet has a unique IP address which is sent with packets to identify which computer to send the data to. The address is broken down into four numbers which can represent a number between 0 and 255 seperated by a


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