Computing: Networking

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LAN (Local Area Network)
Network that connects a computer and other devices in a local area e.g. Household
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WAN (Wide Area Network)
Covers a large area and connects computers and devices together e.g, the internet.
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NIC (Network interface Card)
A card that is installed into the motherboard of a computer so that it can be connected to a network.
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WAP (Wireless Access Point)
This allows connection to a LAN without physical cables e.g. WiFi.
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Routers
Recieves data in form of packets and forwards to another router.
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Hub
Hardware device that connects many network devices together. They have a number of input and output ports which are connected.
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Switches
Connect network devices. Only transfers data to device intended and not all.
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Card 2

Front

Covers a large area and connects computers and devices together e.g, the internet.

Back

WAN (Wide Area Network)

Card 3

Front

A card that is installed into the motherboard of a computer so that it can be connected to a network.

Back

Preview of the back of card 3

Card 4

Front

This allows connection to a LAN without physical cables e.g. WiFi.

Back

Preview of the back of card 4

Card 5

Front

Recieves data in form of packets and forwards to another router.

Back

Preview of the back of card 5
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