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Ethernet
Is the original method for connecting computers. Modern cable is often referred to as Cat5 or Cat5e-these are the standards that show it is a high-quality cable.
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Network
When two or more computers is connected to each other.The purpose is to enable the sharing of files and information between multiple systems.Computer networks can be connected through cables, such as Ethernet cables or phone lines, or wirelessly.
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Wireless
Wireless networks allow computers to communicate by radio or microwaves if they have wireless network cards installed.
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WAN
"Wide Area Network." It is similar to a LAN, but it's a lot bigger. They are not limited to a single location.
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Router
A hardware device that routes data from a local area network (LAN) to another network connection. A router allows only authorized machines to connect to other computer systems. Most routers also keep log files about the local network activity.
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LAN
"Local Area Network" A computer network limited to a small area such as an office building or universities. Businesses today use LANs, which makes it easy for employees to share information.
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When two or more computers is connected to each other.The purpose is to enable the sharing of files and information between multiple systems.Computer networks can be connected through cables, such as Ethernet cables or phone lines, or wirelessly.

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Network

Card 3

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Wireless networks allow computers to communicate by radio or microwaves if they have wireless network cards installed.

Back

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Card 4

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"Wide Area Network." It is similar to a LAN, but it's a lot bigger. They are not limited to a single location.

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Preview of the back of card 4

Card 5

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A hardware device that routes data from a local area network (LAN) to another network connection. A router allows only authorized machines to connect to other computer systems. Most routers also keep log files about the local network activity.

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