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Wired and Wireless Networks

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A method of connecting to the internet wirelessly using radio waves.
Wide area network. A network that spans across a building, buildings or even countries, eg the internet.
Local area network. A network of computers that covers a small area, eg a school or college.
A piece of hardware used in computer networks used to connect multiple devices.
A form of computer networking where the data or web application is hosted on a server and accessed by client computers.
Bandwidth measures the amount of data that can transfer through a communications channel over a given period of time.
A circuit board that is installed in a computer so it can be connected to a network.
A type of network model where all computers on the network share responsibility and there is no one central server.
Wi-Fi
WAN
LAN
Hub
client-server
bandwidth
Network interface card
Peer-to-peer (P2P)

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