Computer Networking Basics
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Computer Networking Basics

Learn about the basics of computer networking, including the definition of networking, advantages, and disadvantages of computer networks, and the classification of networks based on their geographic scope. Understand the differences between Personal Area Network (PAN), Local Area Network (LAN), Wide Area Network (WAN), Metropolitan Area Network (MAN), and Campus Area Network (CAN).

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What is the main purpose of a computer network?

Enable computers to communicate and share resources

Which of the following is NOT an application of computer networking mentioned in the text?

Playing online games

What is the disadvantage of computer networks according to the text?

High cost of installation

Which network type is identified by its coverage of a city or town area?

<p>Metropolitan Area Network (MAN)</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is a Personal Area Network (PAN) mainly organized around, according to the text?

<p>An individual person</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is one advantage of computer networks mentioned in the text?

<p>Reduced cost</p> Signup and view all the answers

What type of network operates over a small physical area like an office or a group of buildings?

<p>Local Area Network (LAN)</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which network type uses leased telephone lines, satellite links, and similar channels for communication?

<p>Wide Area Network (WAN)</p> Signup and view all the answers

In PANs, how can the communication among personal devices occur?

<p>Both through wireless and cables</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is a characteristic of LAN that makes the exchange of information and resource sharing easy?

<p>All machines are connected to a single cable</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which type of network covers the entire city and uses technology similar to LAN?

<p>Metropolitan Area Network (MAN)</p> Signup and view all the answers

What makes WAN more suitable than LAN when computers are at widely separated locations?

<p>WAN is cheaper and more efficient for long-distance communication</p> Signup and view all the answers

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