Describe the main differences between a LAN and a WAN.docx

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[Type the document title] 1. Describe the main differences between a LAN and a WAN. LAN is a system that is created of devices connected to the computer and WAN is a connection with two or more central computers. 2. List three different network topologies, and explain the layout of each. Bus Topology- It organizes the nodes and links one to the other via a single cable. Star Topology- where all of the nodes are connected and communicate through the hub. Ring Topology- The nodes connect in a circular pattern one after another. 3. Describe three types of network media commonly used in data transmission. Hubs give multiple ports which transmit the information into each port. A bridge is data that travels between the two connected LANs and put the packet into each header and a repeater receives each packet and makes sure its intact and retransmit it. 4. What are the basic components of an information system? The basic components of an information system are the info. Input system, Info, output, info. Storage system, info. Processing system. 5. Define a transaction, and provide a basic example of a type of transaction involving your school library or a public library. A transaction system is a complete operating system that an example of this would be giving money to the librarian for the book you lost.
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  • Spring '17
  • Moonis Ali
  • Network topology

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