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Information Processes and Technology
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A local area network (LAN) is a computer network that is located in a limited area. Answer the following
questions in your workbook to assist your revision of this topic.
1. Describe the advantages of a company connecting their computers using a LAN rather than using
stand-alone computers in their office?
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2. Identify the minimum hardware required to connect the computers.
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3. To improve the performance and reliability of the network, what other hardware could be used?
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4. Describe the function of each of the following communication components
a. Router....................................................................................................................................
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b. Repeater ................................................................................................................................
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c. Switch ...................................................................................................................................
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d. Gateway ................................................................................................................................
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e. Web Server............................................................................................................................
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f. File Server .............................................................................................................................
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g. Print Server ...........................................................................................................................
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5. What is the difference between uploading and downloading a file?
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6.
a. What is packet switching?
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b. Describe the format of a packet?
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7. Three common topologies are Star, Ring and Bus. Complete the table for each topology
Ring
Description
Bus
Diagram
Advantages
Disadvantages
Protocols – how do they handle contention?
Star
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