1.4 Wired and wireless networks

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1.4.1 Types of networks: 13
1.4.1a LAN (Local Area Network) 13 Video
1.4.1b WAN (Wide Area Network) 13
1.4.2 Factors that affect the performance of networks 13 Video
1.4.3 The different roles of computers in a client-server and a peer-to-peer network 15 Video
1.4.4 The hardware needed to connect stand-alone computers into a Local Area Network: 14 Video
1.4.4a wireless access points 14
1.4.4b routers/switches 14
1.4.4c NIC (Network Interface Controller/Card) 14
1.4.4d transmission media 14
1.4.5 The internet as a worldwide collection of computer networks: 20 Video
1.4.5a DNS (Domain Name Server) 20
1.4.5b hosting 20
1.4.5c the cloud 20
1.4.6 The concept of virtual networks 20 Video


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