Local area networks . WHAT IS A LAN?. What does LAN stand for? Local Area Network. A LAN supplies networking capability to a group of computers close to each other. A LAN is useful for sharing resources - like the S drive or the H drive where
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Local area networks
WHAT IS A LAN?
What does LAN stand for?
Local Area Network.
A LAN supplies networking
capability to a group of
computers close to each
other. A LAN is useful for
sharing resources - like the S
drive or the H drive where
our files are at school. A LAN can be connected by wireless or a
Peer to Peer vs Client/Server – These are two main types of local area networks.
A peer to peer handle up to 10 computers any more than 10 it starts to slow down. Peer to peer means every computer is equal with each other. It is mainly used for small businesses or at home because there may be a need to share the internet as an example, but rarely between
more than 5 machines.
Cat5 – most commonly used at home and in the work place because ? Reliable; Secure ;
Wired vs wireless? Why choose to use it at home i.e. convenience, no messy cables etc.
Why use it at work, wireless is less reliable. You need stable constant access to resources. For example Thursday last week the entire school had no internet access. Unpredictable disconnections.