Terms in this set (14)
LAN (Local Area Network)
Under one Admin control group.
Uses Copper cables.
An individual network usually spans a single geographical area, providing services and applications to people within a common organizational structure.
WLAN (Wireless LAN)
A LAN using wireless radio waves instead of cables.
Only the network host: Wireless Access Point uses copper cables to connect to the network
PAN (Personal Area Network)
Within the range of an individual person. (Mice Keyboards Printers Phones)
Typically uses Bluetooth.
Network within personal devices.
MAN (Metropolitan Area Network)
Network across a large campus or city. Various buildings connected through fiber optic or wireless.
Owned by a group of users spread out. Not under single Admin control
WAN (Wide Area Network)
connects multiple smaller networks in geographically separated locations. (ex. Internet) composed of millions of interconnected LANs.
Peer to Peer Network
No hierarchy among computers, no dedicated servers.
Each device/client has equivalent capabilities and responsibilities.
Individual users are responsible for the resources on their own computers.
No central point of control or administration.
Works best with 10 or less computers. Can exist in larger networks.
One server/admin managing everything. Giving access to clients for services.
Resources controlled by centralized network administration.
contains source and destination address. Many of them. Pieces of a whole file, data, broken down for data transfer.
Contains method to put packages back together again. Contains packet with address information.
Measured in bits per second. Determines number of packets can be sent in a fixed period of time.
Time it takes to travel from source to destination
unidirectional. single one way data transmission.
data flows in one direction at a time. Allows for alternating transmissions in two directions, but not at the same time.
Data flows in both directions at the same time. Bandwidth is only measured in one direction. Increases network performance as data can be sent and received at the same time.