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1. Identify the two types of wireless Internet access points. Which type uses cellular technology? (7 points) Hot spots and 3G networks are two examples of wireless internet access points. 3G networks use cellular radio technology to connect users to the internet. 2. Explain the client/server architecture. How is it different from peer-to-peer? (7 points). On a client/server network, one or more computers act as a server and the other computers on the network, called clients, request services from the server. This network provides an efficient means to connect 10 or more computers. A peer to peer network typically connects less than 10 computers which is different from the client/server network. 3. List and briefly describe the three types of wired home networks. Why do home users prefer to set up Wi-Fi networks instead of HomeRF networks? (7 points). Three types of wired home networks are Ethernet, power line, and phone line. Ethernet network requires that each computer contain a network card which connects to a central hub or similar device with a
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Unformatted text preview: similar cable. A power line cable is a network that uses the same lines that bring electricity into the house. One end of a cable plugs into a computers USB port and the other end of the cable plugs into a wall outlet. A phone line network uses existing telephone networks in the home and plugs into wall telephone jacks. More users set up Wi-Fi networks because they are fairly easy to configure. 4. What are the advantages of fiber-optic cables over other cables? What are its disadvantages? (7 points). Fiber-optic cable has the capability to carry significantly more signal than wire cables; it can transfer data much faster, and is less susceptible to noise from other devices. Fiber-optic cables also have better security for signals during transmission and are smaller in size. The cost of fiber-optic cable is the disadvantage. It is more expensive than twisted pair or coax. It is also difficult to install and modify fiber-optic cable....
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This note was uploaded on 09/05/2011 for the course COMP SI 103 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '10 term at Iowa State.

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