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Networking: Basic Concepts

Networking: Basic Concepts

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Basic Networking Concepts
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Networking: Basic Concepts
 
Computer Network
 A communication system for connecting computers/ hosts
 Why?
Better connectivit
Better communication
Better sharing of resources
Bring people together
 
 
Types of Computer Networks
 
Local Area Network (LAN)
Connects hosts within a relatively smallgeographical area
Same room
Same building
Same campus
 Wide Area Network (WAN)
Hosts may be widely dispersed
 Across campuses
 Across cities / countries/ continents
 
FASTER 
CHEAPER SLOWER 
EXPENSIVE
 
LAN and WAN: a Comparison
 
LANTypical speeds10 Mbps to10 Gbps
Typical cost
1 crore for ahundred nodeLAN (one-timecost) WANTypical speeds64 Kbps to8 Mbps
Typical cost
 30 lakhs(recurringcost)

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