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1
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Three defining characteristics of LANs in contrast to WANs

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  1. Typically higher data transfer rates.
  2. Smaller Geographic Area.
  3. Lack of need for leased telecommunication lines.
2
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Name for any device that can send or receive data on a LAN

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Hosts

3
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Components that allow data to travel from one point to another in a network.

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Interconnections

4
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Devices like switches and routers that are responsible for data delivery between hosts.

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Network Devices

5
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These form the aggregation point for LANS. They operate at the Layer 2 of the OSI model.

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Ethernet Switches

6
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Sometimes called gateways, these provide a means to connect LAN segments and provide connectivity to the internet. They operate at Level 3 of the OSI model.

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Routers

7
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These provide wireless connectivity to LAN devices.

They operate at Layer 2 of the OSI model

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APs (Access Points)

8
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Rules that govern how data is transmitted between components of a network.

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Protocols