Networking

3 Benefits of Networking
Work can be shared out between the nodes, Easy communication between the users, Sharing of files, Sharing of peripheral devices, Control of access and other security related features, Centralized administration and updates.
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What is the internet?
The internet is the connection of computers using lots of different technologies (wired and wireless). Some of the technologies that run are Online gaming, Email, The WWW and Media (music and film) streaming.
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What is the difference between the internet and the world wide web?
The internet is the term used to identify the connections of all the computer networks around the world, while the WWW is the general name for accessing the internet via HTTP e.g. www.anything.com, Its just one of the connection protocols that exist.
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What does PAN stand for?
Personal area network
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What does LAN stand for?
Local area network
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What does WAN stand for?
Wide area network
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What does SAN stand for?
Storage area network
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What does VPN stand for?
Virtual private network
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What is the range of a PAN?
Usually 10m between a computer and the other device
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What devices are usually used on a PAN
A laptop, Wireless headphones, Bluetooth speaker, Mobile phones, Mouse, Camera.
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What is the rang of a LAN
It usually connects nodes inside a building or on a small site. e.g. A school, Office building or supermarket store.
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What is a WAN used for?
A WAN connects several LAN's to ensure that computers in one area can communicate with those in another. examples of a WAN are the internet and JANET.
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What are the 2 network classifications by network organisations?
Client server and peer to peer
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-VE Of Client Sever
Expensive to set up, Expensive to maintain, More powerful server is needed, Network software is needed, Systems administrator is needed to mange the system.
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What are the 2 types of computers?
A computer that carries out specialised tasks on the network such as email or file management. And Computers which users work on, they are connected to the servers and access the information the servers hold, these are called clients.
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What is the peer to peer network model?
In a p2p network the computers are simply connected together without an one computer having any superiority over the others, all computers on the network are equal, when a file is allowed to be shared it can be accessed by all the other computers.
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