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TYPES OF COMPUTER NETWORK

By: Aimee Monique A. Gonzales I-Oxygen

OBJECTIVES
In this presentation. You will learn about different types of computer network. This will help you to determine the differences of the five networks namely: Personal Area Network (PAN), Local Area Network (LAN), Campus Area Network (CAN), Metropolitan Area Network (MAN) and Wide Area Network (WAN).

INTRODUCTION
Learn different types of computer network here in my presentation. There are activities where you will surely have fun and learn at the same time. So, may the journey to the computer network be wonderful and incredible.

WHAT IS COMPUTER NETWORK?


A computer network, often simply referred to as a network, is a collection of computers and devices interconnected by communications channels that facilitate communications among users and allows users to share resources. Networks may be classified according to a wide variety of characteristics. A computer network allows sharing of resources and information among interconnected devices.

TYPES OF COMPUTER NETWORK


Personal Area Network (PAN) Local Area Network (LAN) Campus Area Network (CAN) Metropolitan Area Network (MAN) Wide Area Network (WAN)

PERSONAL AREA NETWORK (PAN)


The smallest type of network, a PAN simply involves connecting one person's computer to a number of devices or peripherals. Usually, all devices, such as printers, PDAs, and telephones, are within a few feet of the computer. A PAN can also refer to a connection to the internet.

LOCAL AREA NETWORK (LAN)


If you have a home network with two or more computers or you are connected to other computers at your workplace, then you are on a LAN. LANs are ideal for networking in a small geographical area and can either work with cables and hubs, or wirelessly. They allow for the speedy transfer of data up to 10Gbit/s. Most LANs are based on Ethernet technology. Wireless Local Area Networks are known as WLANs.

CAMPUS AREA NETWORK (CAN)


CANs are so called because they are ideal for universities, but are also found in industrial facilities where networks in a number of buildings need to be connected. This is usually accomplished through bridging and routing. Again, most CANs are based on Ethernet technology.

METROPOLITAN AREA NETWORK (MAN)


A MAN usually consists of a number of interconnected LANs and WANs, but will not extend beyond the boundaries of a town, city, or metropolitan area. These are often operated at public utilities and are used by many businesses and individuals. MAN technology has developed significantly in recent years with smaller networks within a MAN often interconnected wirelessly using radio, microwave or infra-red laser links.

WIDE AREA NETWORK (WAN)


The WAN is the next step up from the MAN because it can cross metropolitan or even national boundaries. The best known WAN is the internet and, like all WANs, it uses routers and public communication links to carry data. While the internet is open to all, many WANs are run by private companies and are restricted.

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QUIZ
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BIBLIOGRAPHY
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