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NETWORK  two or more devices that can communicate with one another and share resources between the devices. .

modem or scanner  access applications and files . NETWORK  share files  communicate via e-mail  browse internet  share printer.

TWO MAJOR CATEGORIES OF NETWORK 1. LOCAL AREA NETWORK (LAN) 2. WIDE AREA NETWORK (WAN) .

LOCAL AREA NETWORK (LAN) * a group of devices that can share resources in a single area such as room or a building . TWO MAJOR CATEGORIES OF NETWORK 1.

TWO MAJOR CATEGORIES OF NETWORK 1. WIDE AREA NETWORK (WAN) * is communication between LANs. the INTERNET is an example of a WAN .

PEER TO PEER NETWORK . SERVER-BASED NETWORK  2. TWO TYPES OF LOCAL AREA NETWORKS (LAN)  1.

TWO TYPES OF LOCAL AREA NETWORKS (LAN)  1. SERVER-BASED NETWORK *computer users login to a main computer called a server where they are authenticated (authorized to use network) .

SERVER-BASED NETWORK . TWO TYPES OF LOCAL AREA NETWORKS (LAN)  1.

* computer user set up passwords to allow others to access to the resources. . * each computer is its own server. PEER TO PEER NETWORK *does not have a central server. TWO TYPES OF LOCAL AREA NETWORKS (LAN)  1.

TWO TYPES OF LOCAL AREA NETWORKS (LAN) 2. PEER TO PEER NETWORK .