Introduction to Library & Information Sciences. Course Code: 5501. Computer Hardware, Software, LAN&WAN. Historical Background: LANs.
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Course Code: 5501
Computer Hardware, Software, LAN&WAN
Chain Point to Point Star
Copper wire, optical fiber, radio link etc.
capacity of a medium to carry data (measured in mega bits per second)
addresses could be of other users such as printer, scanner etc
control not limited to one use/computer but distributed among members of the network as democracy
user can enter a job from any computer connected to LAN i.e., exchange files
communication medium limits it to premises within a building or within an area
The medium chosen will have to accommodate current as well as future requirements over the system’s expected life time of 15 years or more.