Ch 5 RQ - Chapter 5 Data Communications Basics 1....

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Chapter 5: Data Communications Basics 1. Give a brief description of each these network forms:      - LAN: Local Area Network, used in business locations where most of the information is being  exchanged within the building      - HAN: Home Area Network, bringing LAN technology into the home, like with Wi-Fi, so that people  can do business from their homes      - PAN: Personal Area Network, network that serves a single person or small workgroup and is  characterized by limited distance, limited throughput, and low volume.  2. What is a modem? What are the three forms of modulation scheme they can use?  A modem is a machine that alters the carrier signal based on whether it is transmitting a one  or a zero. The three forms of modulation scheme they can use are amplitude, frequency, and  phase modulation.                                             
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