GCSE Computing - Networking

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What are the advantages of networking?
Devices such as printers and scanners can be shared. Files can be shared more easily. Users can send messages to each other using electronic mail. Files can be saved and backed up centrally.
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What hardware is needed to connect to a LAN?
A hub - Passes on all the data to computer but leads to unnecessary network traffic. A network interface card or adaptor - needed to connect to a network, and formats the data using the correct protocols. A switch - reduces amount of traffic
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What is a client server?
The computers can share peripherals such as printer. A server controls access to shared resources. Requires a dedicated network operating system. Network security is handled centrally.
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What are peer to peer networks?
Computers communicate directly with each other. Computers can share peripherals such as printers. Data is stored locally on the disk drives of all the computers. Each computer acts as both a client and a server
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What do LAN and WAN stand for?
Local Area Network and Wide Area Network
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What hardware is needed to connect to a LAN?

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A hub - Passes on all the data to computer but leads to unnecessary network traffic. A network interface card or adaptor - needed to connect to a network, and formats the data using the correct protocols. A switch - reduces amount of traffic

Card 3

Front

What is a client server?

Back

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Card 4

Front

What are peer to peer networks?

Back

Preview of the front of card 4

Card 5

Front

What do LAN and WAN stand for?

Back

Preview of the front of card 5
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