Networking Theory - Executive Summary. 3 1.An Introduction...

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Executive Summary ....................................................................................................... 3 1.An Introduction to Networking ................................................................................... 4 2.Local Area Networks ................................................................................................... 5 3.Metropolitan Area Networks ....................................................................................... 5 4.Wide Area Networks ................................................................................................... 6 5.Types of Networking ................................................................................................... 6 6.Communication Devices ............................................................................................. 8 7.An Overview of Computer Network Topology ........................................................ 11 8.What is a Data Communications? ............................................................................. 14 9.Cabling ...................................................................................................................... 16 10.Protocols .................................................................................................................. 17 11.Advantages of a Network ....................................................................................... 18 12.Disadvantages of Network ...................................................................................... 19
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Executive Summary This report is an application project to supplement our Information Technology (MBA-EXE Course). Mr. Abdul Karim, our IT teacher gave us the topic of computer networking and data communication to work with for our final project. To share data and network resources among the computers in a network is known as networking. Computer networking is a core part of the whole information technology field because without it computers can never communication with each other locally and remotely. There are different standards, protocols, devices and applications that form computer network architecture. With the passage of time there are improved standards, communication devices and network applications that make the data communication processor easier. There are three main types of the computer networking such as LAN, MAN and WAN. A LAN covers a room or a building. A MAN covers a network in a city and a WAN covers wide areas such as in a city, country or a network between two or more countries. A LAN can be wired or wireless, MAN can be wired or Wireless and WAN can be through wireless communication technologies such as ISDN lines, frame relay and ATM. There are two basic types of a computer network peer to peer network and
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This note was uploaded on 10/26/2011 for the course ECONOMICS 105 taught by Professor Ak during the Spring '11 term at Punjab Engineering College.

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Networking Theory - Executive Summary. 3 1.An Introduction...

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