ICT flash cards - key words on networks

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Ethernet
original method for connecting computers. The cable is connected to the computers' network interface cards (NICs).
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Network
A Network allows computers to connect to the Internet wirelessly either in a household or in a local area. A local network is called a LAN (Local Area Network)
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Wireless
Wireless networks allow computers to communicate by radio or microwaves if they have wireless network cards installed (WiFi)
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Poweline
another method for creating a home network, using the existing mains power circuits in the house for data transmission.
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Router
A wireless router is used to connect all the computers in a network to the modem. It is possible to have a mixed cable/wireless network.
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LAN
LAN (Local Area Network) - connects all the computers in a house so everyone can share the same internet connection.
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WAN
A wide area network (WAN) is a network that covers a broad area of land.
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ISP
ISP (Internet Service Provider) has many different aspects. For instance, Cost, Speed, Download limits and Storage.
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Cable Network
A computer network passes data from one computer to another. It does this by using physical cables of some kind.
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Wireless Network
An alternative to setting up a network with copper or fibre cable is wireless. The bandwidth of a wireless network is lower than a physical network.
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Network

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A Network allows computers to connect to the Internet wirelessly either in a household or in a local area. A local network is called a LAN (Local Area Network)

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Wireless

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Poweline

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Router

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