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Definiton of LAN
A collection of computers and peripheral devices such as priniters connected tgether on a single site.
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Definition of WAN
A collection of computers and networks connected together over a geographically remote area.
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What are packets?
When two devices want to communicate across a LAN, one device will send a message to the other. This message is broken down to smaller chunks called packets.
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Advantages of LAN
You can share peripherals like expensive laser printers, a fileserver can be used to store and share documents and files centrally, electronic messages like emails can be sent between computers, the computers on the network can be centrally manage
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Advantages of WAN
Has a wider geographical coverage for accessing files and sending emails.
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Disadvantages of LAN
Virsues can spread more easily. if the server fails, all workstation are affected. Networks can be complicated to maintain.
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Disadvantages of WAN
They have a great need for secruity.
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