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1

Give 3 advantages of networks

-Security can be centrally managed
-PC's can communicate with other PC's
-Users can work from any PC
-All PC's can be centrally managed
-Back-ups can be done centrally

2

Give disadvantages of networks

-Viruses and Malware
-Set-up costs
-Running costs

3

What does WAP stand for?

Wireless Access Point

4

Name the 3 topologies

Ring, Star, Bus

5

What does LAN stand for and what does it do?

Local Area Network, covers a small area

6

What does WAN stand for and what does it do?

Wide Area Network - covers a large area, multiple networks all joined

7

Which is cheaper; LAN or WAN?

LAN

8

What is a packet?

Information for a site or email that is broken up into fixed-sized packets.

9

What is in a packet?

A piece of the actual information that we want to send/receive for that page and some extra helping information to check for any errors when loading a page

10

What is a protocol?

A set of rules that communication equipment must adhere to when sending data to each other

11

What is IP Addressing?

A unique address each PC has so that computers can communicate with one another

12

What does 'MAC' in MAC Addressing stand for?

Media Access Control

13

What is MAC Addressing?

A number fixed to the Network Interface Card which can identify the equipment as a network when the equipment is connected to a network

14

What is the Internet?

A set of networks (WAN or LAN) connected together using telecommunication facilities

15

What is bandwidth?

The volume of data sent or received in 1 second

16

Which is faster: dial up or broadband?

Broadband

17

What is the NIC?

The Network Interface Card generates a MAC Address

18

What is the NOS?

The Network Operating System manages server access and manages user accounts