Flashcards in Types Of Networks Deck (13)
-type of network where the computers in the network share resources among each other
-every computer is equal, run same networking software and file systems for sharing
-external devices are shared by the machine they are plugged into (managed by)
What are the advantages of a peer-to-peer network?
-does not require the installation of dedicated server hardware or expensive security software
-may already own the software needed
What are the disadvantages of a peer-to-peer network?
-need to be aware that shared resources place a special demand on the computers in the network
-you can unintentionally expose private files to other users on the network
-no security or protection
-each of the workstations have this that tells it how to store and share resources with the other
-Windows for Workgroups (PC)
-a type of connection between computers that forms the basis of most LANs
-serves as one if the main methods for connecting a computer or network to an Internet hub
-origin was the idea of connecting several computers together in a network via coaxial cables; connected to a central hub or router in order to network several computers together
a group of computers that are linked together that share Internet access, file access, applications, storage, and allow connected computers to share printers and scanners
LAN-Land Area Network
What are the issues with LANs?
-router must be installed on the primary computer that is connected to the Internet, each computer connected must have and Ethernet card installed
-confined to a single building
collection of regular LANs that are all interconnected together to form one giant network (schools and companies)
WAN- Wide Area Network
What is the advantage of a WAN?
flexible access and speed
What is the disadvantage of a WAN?
expensive to install and time
-allows the network to centralize functions and applications in one or more file servers
-file servers are the "heart" of the system
-workstations have access to the resources to files on the file servers
-Macintosh OSX, Microsoft Windows Server, Novell, UNIX
Client Server/Operating System
What are the advantages to a client server operating system?
easy to install new technology and new elements, server can be accessed remotely and you can have both MACs and PCs on the network