Networks

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Star Topology

Advantages

  • good for a larger network
  • can share resources (Email, printers)

Disadvantages

  • if the server goes down all the computers go down

Bus Topology

Advantages

  • good for a small network
  • if a computer doesn’t work the other computers will

Disadvantages

  • expensive and complicated if more computers are added

Peer to Peer Network

LAN (Local Area Network)

  • computers in a geographical locations such as a school can be connected to a server

 WAN (Wide Area Network)

 

Many LANs can be connected together to create a WAN. Imagine a company that has branches all around the world

Extra Equipment

  • internet cabling (copper and or fibre optic)
  • Modem and router
  • Internet