Networks

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  • Created on: 26-01-18 14:13
What is a LAN?
A local area network which connects devices in a small area.
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What is a WAN?
A wide area network is group of interconnected LAN's. Example: The internet
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What is bandwidth?
Bandwidth is the data transfer speed in a network. The slower the bandwidth the slower the network will transfer data.
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What is a wired connection?
When the devices are connected by physical wire, in order to increase the speed of transfer in the network.
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What is a client server network?
A single server is in control and gives the packets to other devices, called clients. If the server goes down so does the whole network.
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What is a peer to peer network?
A network in which all users are equal, there is no central server.
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What is a router?
A networking device which forwards data around the network.
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What is a wireless access point?
A hardware device that allows wirelessdevices to connect through a wireless standard such as wifi or bluetooth.
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What is a network switch?
A computer networking device that connects devices together to receive, process and forward data to the destination device.
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What is a NIC?
A computer hardware component that connects a computer to the network.
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What is interference?
Signals coming from other networks that disrupt the network and slow the speed.
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What is physical obstruction?
When walls or floors are in the way of the network signal, slowing it down.
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A wide area network is group of interconnected LAN's. Example: The internet

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