Networks – LANs & WANs pg 13/14

You should be able to…

  • Define what is meant by a Local Area Network
  • Explain the advantages of using a Local Area Network
  • Define what is meant by a Wide Area Network
  • Understand the factors that affect the performance
  • Understand the hardware needed to create a Local Area Network (NICs, Switches, Routers, Cables)

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You need to use pages 13 and 14 of your revision guide to create a set of notes on this topic. Your notes should include the following information;

  • What is a Local Area Network?
  • What are the advantages of using a Local Area Network?
  • What is a Wide Area Network?
  • What factors affect the performance of a Network?
  • What hardware would you need to create a Local Area Network and explain the purpose of each hardware device (NIC, Switch, Router, CAT 5/6 cable, Fibre Cable)

Create a Network

Now, work through the step by step part of this link to create your own Local Area Network.

Knowledge Check