Networking Components and Benefits

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What are the advantages of peer-to-peer networks?

Easy implementation, Inexpensive

List two disadvantages of peer-to-peer networks.

Difficult to expand (not scalable), Difficult to support

What are the advantages of client-server networks?

Easy to expand (scalable), Easy to support, Centralized services, Easy to back up

State two disadvantages of client-server networks.

Expensive server operating systems, Extensive advanced planning required

What is the difference between a LAN and a WLAN?

LAN typically uses wires to connect systems, WLAN uses radio signals

What is a network made up of?

Computers, transmission media, network interfaces, and protocols

How do networks benefit organizations?

Consolidating data storage, sharing peripheral devices, increasing communications, productivity, and collaboration

What role does each host play in a peer-to-peer network?

Each host can provide network resources to other hosts or use resources located on other hosts, and controls access to the resources.

Define DMVPNs.

Dynamic Multipoint Virtual Private Networks

What do protocols in a network define?

Rules or standards that describe how hosts communicate and exchange data

This lesson covers the components of a network, including computers, transmission media, and network interfaces. It also discusses the benefits of networking and topics like dynamic multipoint virtual private networks (DMVPNs). Learn about the fundamental elements that make up a network and the advantages it provides.

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