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LAN
stands for Local Area Netwok
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WAN
stands for Wide Area Network
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the main differences between LAN and WAN
A LAN is usually spread over a small arean such as an office or school with a copper wire connecting computers on a LAN, whereas a WAN is spread over a large geographic area (e.g. coutries or world) which is linked by fibre optics or via satellite
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advantages of Network vs standalone
shared peripherals, easier communication, usually cheaper (standalone require lisence), files can be accessed from any computer, software easier to be installed in bulk, better monitering of security,standalone mans softerware dowload on each moniter
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deifnition of netowk resources
network interface card - A card is slotted into computer motherboard allowing other computers to connect. Switch- hardware device connecting computers, each computer has wires connceted to switch, it organises communication.
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definition of network resources (cont)
router- connects two or more networks, works out best route for each packet of data to travel along, it is needed to send and recieve data from internet to computer
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stands for Wide Area Network

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WAN

Card 3

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A LAN is usually spread over a small arean such as an office or school with a copper wire connecting computers on a LAN, whereas a WAN is spread over a large geographic area (e.g. coutries or world) which is linked by fibre optics or via satellite

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Card 4

Front

shared peripherals, easier communication, usually cheaper (standalone require lisence), files can be accessed from any computer, software easier to be installed in bulk, better monitering of security,standalone mans softerware dowload on each moniter

Back

Preview of the back of card 4

Card 5

Front

network interface card - A card is slotted into computer motherboard allowing other computers to connect. Switch- hardware device connecting computers, each computer has wires connceted to switch, it organises communication.

Back

Preview of the back of card 5
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