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Week 1 DQ 1 & DQ 2 - What is a WAN? Locate an...

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What is a WAN? Locate an example of a typical WAN setup and describe the components. Provide a picture, chart, or image if possible. Respond to your classmates and discuss how your examples differ. A Wide Area Network (WAN) is a network that spans a large geographical area; an example would be the Internet. A (WAN) is a network made up of computers that are non-local to one another, they exchanging data across large demographic area or a great distance. Computers operate on a WAN by using a set of standards or protocols for communication; each computer on the WAN is assigned a unique address by the ISP, this address is known as an IP address. When a computer sends a request out on the WAN network, it gets routed to a specific server the server responds by sending the information back to the IP address of the requesting computer. What is the most commonly used cable in networking? What are the latest advancements in cabling?
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This note was uploaded on 01/25/2012 for the course UOP uop taught by Professor Jones during the Spring '11 term at University of Phoenix.

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Week 1 DQ 1 & DQ 2 - What is a WAN? Locate an...

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