Gcse Computing revision - Fundamentals of computer networks

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What is a computer Network? Two or more computers connected by wires or wireless means.
What are the benefits of computer network? Computer networks allow users to easily share information and collaborate on tasks. How this can lead to hacking risks, such as data theft.
What is a PAN? A personal area network is a very short network the most common type is bluetooth.
What is a LAN? A local area network is a network in a small geographical area network.
What is a WAN? A wide area network is a series of LANs or a network over a large geographical area.
What two means of connecting a network can there be? Wired and wireless
What are the advantages of a wireless network? Allows for connection in areas that not available / accessible to wired connection.
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