CheckPoint Types of Networks

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Running head: CHECK POINT: TYPES OF NETWORKS 1 CheckPoint: Types of Networks Survey of Computer Information Systems (AXIA) Friday November 5, 2010 Dr. Charla Harmon
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CHECK POINT: TYPES OF NETWORKS 2 CheckPoint: Types of Networks There are several different types of network connections; local area network ( LAN ) is a group of computers and network devices connected together, usually within the same building. By definition, the connections must be high speed and relatively inexpensive (University Information Technology Services, 2009). Each individual computer in a LAN has its own CPU ( c entral p rocessing u nit ) with which it runs, but it also can access data and devices anywhere on the LAN. Wide area network ( WAN ) is a computer network that spans a relatively large geographical area. A WAN consists of two or more local-area networks. Computers connected to a wide-area network are often connected through public networks, such as the telephone system. The Internet is an example of worldwide public WAN
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