Computer Networks

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A communication system that allows computers to exchange information with each other in a meaningful way.A collection of computers and devices, connected by communication channels that facilitate communications among users, and allows users to share resources with other users

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Computer NetworksUniversity of Technology, JamaicaSchool of Computing & Information TechnologyINTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER NETWORKSHandout #1COMPUTER NETWORK- A communication system that allows computers to exchange information with each other in a meaningful way.- A collection of computers and devices, connected by communication channels that facilitate communications among users, and allows users to share resources with other users- Networks may link computer that are all of the same type (homogeneous), or they may link computers of several different types (heterogeneous)- Information is transmitted across computer networks in packets which are sequences of bits containing both signaling information and user data, each packet being no greater than a maximum length determined by the network.[pic]Advantages (See Fig 1.0 Below) Facilitates communication Sharing hardware Sharing data & information Sharing software High reliability (in the event of failures) Saving money Fig 1.0CATEGORIES OF COMPUTER NETWORK1.Local Area Network (LAN)- Offers high speed communication (order of 10mb/s) between computers situated within a limited area, typically a building or small site.- In general a low error rate can be achieved, all computers are connected to a single transmission medium and access to the medium is controlled in a distributed manner with all the computers working to agreed rules.- Each computer or device on the network i

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