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Networking Basics

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Local Area Network An interconnected group of computers and peripherals located within a limited area
Personal Area Network The interconnection of personal digital devices within a range of about 30 feet without the use of wires or cables
Wide Area Network An interconnected group of computers and peripherals that cover a large geographical area
Neighborhood Area Network A public high-speed network that can transmit voice and data within a limited geographical area
Metropolitan Area Network A public high-speed network that can transmit voice and data within a range of 50 miles
Client Server Network A network where processing is split between workstations (known as clients) and the server
Peer-to-Peer Network The arrangement in which one workstation/server shares resources with another workstation/server and both act as a file server and workstation
Application Server Processes application software for network workstations
File Server Stores files and supplies the files to workstations on request of the user
Print Server Dispenses jobs sent to a network printer
Latency The elapsed time it takes for a packet of data to arrive at its destination
Internet Protocol (IP) Address Number that is assigned to each computer connected to the Internet
Created by: Diego14