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Networks Part 1

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personal area network
PAN - network used for data transmission over short distances by devices
local area network
LAN - network used for data transmission by computing devices within one building or site
wide area network
WAN - a network of networks connecting local area networks over a large geographical area
server
a computer that provides files on demand to client machines
client
a computer that acts as a desktop for users and which relies on a server for its operations
microwaves
electromagnetic waves that can be used to carry data between computers
protocols
agreed rules for requesting and sending data across networks
network traffic
the overall network usage caused by all of the data that is being transmitted at a given time
Ethernet
a set of technical standards for connecting computers
frequency
the number of waves per second
channel
the smaller sub-ranges into which a frequency range can be divided
bandwidth
the amount of data that can pass through the transmission medium per second, often called the bit-rate