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 A computer network is set of two or

more computers connected together
in order to share information and
 Computers in a network are connected
through cables, satellite or telephone
 For example, Computer Lab, Internet etc
Types of Network
 LAN (Local Area Network)

 MAN (Metropolitan Area Network)

 WAN (Wide Area Network)

Local Area Network
 It covers a small area
 Hundreds or thousands computers
may be connected in a single building.
 LANs are capable of transmitting data
at very fast rate
(1 to 100 Mbps)
Wide Area Network
 It refers to a network that covers a
large geographic area (such as city,
country, or the world)
 Data transfer speed is slow (56 Kbps to
45 Mbps)
 For example: Internet
Metropolitan Area Network
 Typically include one or more LANs
but covers a small geographical area
 A MAN often acts as a high speed
network (although not as fast as a LAN)
 Global network of networks.
 Is a collections of computers around
the world that are all connected to
 Started with four interconnected
computers in 1969 and was known as
ARPA net.
Web Page
 Is a single page of data within a web site
 A document containing text and graphics
that can be accessed through a web browser
on the internet.
 Web pages are linked together by hyperlinks
and are often collected under one broad
address or website.
 Web pages are the basic building blocks
of web sites.
Web Site
 is an organized and structured collection
of web pages.
 A collection of web pages – documents
accessible via the World Wide Web on the
Web Browser
 A software program, residing on a local
computer, which is used to access
information from World Wide Web servers.
 Software that is used to view web pages.
 Examples:
Internet Explorer
Web Server
 A computer connected to the Internet for the
purpose of serving a web site's web pages to
 Servers are connected to the internet 24
hours a day.