Computing networks

LAN
A local area network is a computer network that interconnects computers within a limited area
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WAN
A wide area network is a telecommunications network or computer network that extends over a large geographical distance
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Bandwith
Bandwidth is also defined as the amount of data that can be transmitted in a fixed amount of time. For digital devices, the bandwidth is usually expressed in bits per second
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Client server network
client/server network in Science. client/server network. A computer network in which one centralized, powerful computer (called the server) is a hub to which many less powerful personal computers or workstations (called clients) are connected.
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Peer to peer network
In a P2P network, no single provider is responsible for being the server. Each computer stores files and acts as a server. Each computer has equal responsibility for providing data.
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Wired connection
Computers can be connected through Ethernet cables which connect to the Ethernet port. Connecting hardware such as a router has Ethernet ports.
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Wireless connection
Computers can make a wireless connection if they have a wireless NIC. A wireless router provides a connection with the physical network. A computer device needs to be within range of the router to get access. A wireless connection uses radio signals
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NIC
A network interface controller (NIC) is a computer hardware component that connects a computer to a computer network
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WAN

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A wide area network is a telecommunications network or computer network that extends over a large geographical distance

Card 3

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Bandwith

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Card 4

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Client server network

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Preview of the front of card 4

Card 5

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Peer to peer network

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