Networking - Research Article from Encyclopedia of Business and Finance

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Lan Characteristics

Private ownership: LANs consist of devices such as computers, scanners, printers, and cables that are privately owned. Networks also consist of privately owned lines, wires, hubs, and servers. Lines can be made of twisted-pair or coaxial-cable wires, or they can be wireless (such as radio or infrared waves). Hubs connect LAN segments, which are lengths of wire that have one or several attached devices. Servers are computers that are dedicated to one function, such as managing printers or storing applications or data. In short, businesses create and manage their own networks.

LAN size: The size of a LAN is determined by the type of LAN configuration and specifications that are used. Generally, LANs range from several hundred yards up to several miles, but mostly they reside in an office or classroom, building, or several buildings. On one hand, an Ethernet network using 10Base2 ("Thin Ethernet") can have...

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