Network Hardware

Kwame Oteng-Adusei
Flashcards by Kwame Oteng-Adusei, updated more than 1 year ago
Kwame Oteng-Adusei
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GCSE Computing (Networks) Flashcards on Network Hardware, created by Kwame Oteng-Adusei on 02/10/2016.
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Network Hub Cannot send and receive information simultaneously Transmits messages to all computers when received by one which leads to unnecessary network traffic
Network Adaptor (Network Interface Card) Connects a computer to a network e.g. ethernet port Formats data sent from computer according to the network protocols(rules)
Network Switch Reads messages to find the destination and sends it only to the computers intended to receive it Switches send and receive information simultaneously so are faster than hubs and cut down unnecessary network traffic
Wireless Access Point Allows wireless devices to connect to a network using WiFi Converts data received through cables into a wireless signnal
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