BIM Ch 4 Networks
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Terms in this set (13)
PAN (Personal Area Network)
enables devices such as portable computer, mobile phone, or digital camera to communicate and share data.
retrieve files from a server
cable that transfers data represented by light pulses at speeds of billions of bits per second; high speeds are the biggest advantage.
LAN (Local Area Network)
network that overs a small geographic area about the size of an office building or school.
individuals work from a remote location and communicate with their places of business via networking
continuous wave used by conventional telephone systems
Cable is the least expensive type of network cable and has been used in networking the longest.
MAN (Metropolitan Area Network)
provide free or low-cost Internet access to area residents
a public wireless Internet access point at an airport or a coffeehouse.
a company network that is accessible to authorized outsiders.
example of the world's largest WAN (Wide Area Network)
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Secure, private path across a public network that is setup to allow authorized users private, secure access to the company network.
used by a wireless networks to send data through the air.