Computer Networking Classifications

Antoinette Siara
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Antoinette Siara
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How are computer networks classified? This set of flash cards can help in your understanding of this concept.

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PAN Personal Area network covers a network over about 20 meters and usually covers the home network of personal devices.
MAN Metropolitan Area Network covers and area larger than 20 KM and refers to cities.
LAN Local Area Network covers a site of different buildings or and area under 20 KM.
Network Topology The topology refers to the physical arrangement of devices, wires & cables
Peer 2 Peer A Peer 2 Peer network means that all computers on the network are equal. No one computer controls the network and all share files and resources equally.
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