Running head: Blog writing NETWORK TYPES August 6th,2019 INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER NETWORK A computer network is being defined as the group of computer networks as well as differenthardwaredevicesthatareconnectedtogetherwiththehelpofsomespecific communication channels in order to facilitate the communication. On the other hand, it can also be said that a computer network is being defined as the set of computers that are linked together with an aim to share some resources and information over the network. The computers that are present over the network are being called by the name of nodes. Herein, it can be said that before gaining the clarity about thenetwork typesit is very much essential for the individual that it should have the proper idea about the computer network. This is because lack of clarity in relation to the same will tend to lead the individual towards the wrong direction in terms of getting understanding about computer network. In accordance with the given context, it can be depicted that if a system is not connected with the network then in this situation it cannot be communicated with the computer network. Further, the internet itself is being regarded as a computer network. This is due to the reason that it enables individuals with regard to sharing different types of information over the network in an effectual way. In a computer network,network typeshave significant importance. This is because; the speed of performing transaction over the internet totally depends on the specific network typeswhich are being selected by the individual.The given study will detail the main forms of network. In addition to this, it will also give a description of other types of networks that are not famous that much. FEATURES OF COMPUTER NETWORK Before knowing more about thenetwork types,it is very much essential for the individual that it should have some information about the computer network. This is because, it is by gaining information about the computer network only, an individual is better able to understand the concepts that are associated withnetwork typesin an effectual way. In this regard, the detail about the feature of the computer network is given below: 1
Running head: Blog writing Communication speed: The computer network enable an individual with respect to communicating over the network is a fast and effective manner. Here, with the help of the internet, a person can do video conferencing and it can also send a message via email. Filesharing: The computer networks aimsto form the connectionbetween two individuals and thus it works in the same manner only. In this regard, it can be depicted that with the help of a computer network an individual can share the files over the network. It also enables software as well as hardware sharing: The individual can not only share file over the network, but it can also share the software as well as hardware in the network. For the given purpose, an application can be installed in the main server, thus it is through this way the only user can access the application centrally. The given thing will help in eliminating the individual task of installing the software on every machine. Thus, it is through this way only hardware can also be shared. Security: The computer network will also assure the security of the individual. This is because; here an individual cannot access all files over the network. Reliability:In case of any hardware failure, a computer network can also use another form of data communication. Hence, these are some major features of the computer network. IMPORTANCE OF COMPUTER NETWORK There is an importance of computer network and details about the same are given below: It allows resource sharing: Here, along with the file-sharing an individual can also perform resource sharing in which different resources such as scanner, printers, and copiers can be shared from one network to another in an effectual manner. It also helps in the task of enhancing the storage capacity of the computer: An individual tends to access different types of files as well as media such as music and image etc. These things can be stored by an individual in some other machines or the storage system. Thus, it is very right to say that computer network helps in the task of raising the storage capacity for the individual. 2
Running head: Blog writing Improving communication: The individual who is living in some other country can easily communicate with the people of some other nation. Thus, it helps in reducing the communication gap between two people and it is through this way only it connects the whole world into one single platform. NETWORK TYPES Now, it’s time to have a discussion about thenetwork types.However, before explaining the same it can be depicted that LANs, WANs, and MANs are the mediums that connect computers over the network. In this section, we will not only discuss the meaning of these given network types,but we will also explore the advantages as well as limitations that are related to the givennetwork typesin an effectual way. These are all detailed below: 3
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