Unformatted text preview: 4. Node – Any workstation or peripheral such as a printer, that’s connected to the network. Each has a unique name visible to users as a unique numeric network address. 5. NIC – Network Interface Card – Expansion boards that fit into a computer’s expansion slot and provide electronic connection between a computer and network. 6. Router – Used to connect two or more LANs or WANs. Capable of determining the best path to route data and locate alternative pathways so that data reaches its destination. 7. File server – A high-capacity, high-speed computer with a large hard disk....
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- Spring '08
- Local area network, Personal computer, Wide area network, Network Interface Card, small geographic area, long-distance transmission media