LAN, WAN & Network Topologies
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by Leyla Arrelucea
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What is a local area network?
A LAN is computers connected together over a wide area.
A LAN is computers connected together over a small area.
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What is a WAN?
A WAN is a network of computers connected locally.
A WAN is when computers are connected over a small area.
A WAN is several LAN's connected together over a wide area.
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What is a MAN?
A MAN is computers connected together over a wide area.
A MAN is when computers are connected over a small area.
A MAN is when computers are connected in a Metropolitan area.
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What is an advantage of a RING network topology?
If the cable breaks, the network breaks down
They are easy to set-up
Problems with the network can be difficult to identify.
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What is a disadvantage of a RING network topology
If a cable breaks, the network doesn't work.
There are no data collisions on this type of network
Extra computers can be added easily.
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What is an advantage of a BUS network topology?
A bus network uses less cable than a star which saves money.
Very few data collisions as each comp. has a cable to server
A bus is the most expensive network topology to set-up.
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What is a disadvantage of a BUS network topology?
If a single machine is switched off, the network doesnt work
A Bus network is very reliable.
Central cable failure can lead to network failure
A bus network has very good security
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What is an advantage of a STAR network topology?
If one connection fails, the network doesn't go down.
They are quicker to set-up than a ring network topology.
Installing the network usually needs experts to set it up.
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What is a disadvantage of a STAR network topology?
If the central cable fails, the network goes down.
Data transfer is the slowest of all network topologies
Most expensive network to set-up,due large amount of cables
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