Computer Networking Basics

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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?

Metropolitan Area Network (MAN)

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

An individual person

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

Reduced cost

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

Local Area Network (LAN)

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

Wide Area Network (WAN)

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

Both through wireless and cables

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

All machines are connected to a single cable

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

Metropolitan Area Network (MAN)

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

WAN is cheaper and more efficient for long-distance communication

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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