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Leacture CH1 - Introduction to Networks and Networking...

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Click to edit Master subtitle style 1/18/11 Introduction to Networks and Networking Concepts Chapter 1
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1/18/11 What is the purpose of a Network? Networks allow users to share limited resources. Devices such as printers, scanners, and other peripheral devices can be shared with many users. Why is this important?
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1/18/11 Network Scopes Local Area Networks cover a small geographical area. A LAN can cover a room, a floor in a building, an entire building, or even a campus of buildings. Wide Area Networks cover a larger geographic area such as between cities or across multiple states or
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1/18/11 MAN and Internetworks Metropolitan Area Networks typically cover a larger geographic area than a LAN but less than a WAN. A MAN may cover an area like the Portland Metro area or Seattle and its surrounding cities and towns. Internetworks are collection of LANs that are connected together usually
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1/18/11 Peer to Peer Networks Simple network that interconnects computers with no centralized administration.
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  • Spring '10
  • huffman
  • Computer network, Local area network, Peer-to-peer, Wide area network, larger geographic area, Peer Networks

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