Assignment 1.1 Describe Common Physical Network Topologies

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Understand physical and logical network topologies
1.1 Describe common physical network topologies There are 7 most common topologies that most people will use. The first one is a ring topology this works with 2 or more of the host in a circle by passing a token around the token never stops moving it will grad the data that need to be attached and take it to that giving computer mac addressee.
The second one is a Mesh topology. This topology works by ensuring that every host is connected to more than one of the other hosts computers. The main purpose of these topologies is to do fault finding. As long as 2 computers are working and connected the LAN will still work.
The third on is. A star topology this topology works by having a signal
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Computers allow the client/user to interact with different systems
Switches this will send data to multiple computers at the same time.

Protocols this are set in place so that you can connect devices to the network.
Firewall this helps to stop any unwanted attacks on you server/computer.
1.4 Identify the bandwidth limitations of different types of network cabling and connectors
With copper cable you have a very limited speed that you will get this can be from 1mb up to 30mb but the speed will also dissipate over the length of the copper cable as well so this will put limitations on the speeds.
With fibre cable you will get a constant speed over any distance as the data is transfer via light it will never dissipate and you can get speeds of up to 200mb and is soon to get faster.

1.5 Describe the different types of wireless standards

Personal Area Network (PAN)
A Personal Area Network (PAN) is used by mostly only one person this will allow them to make a connecting to the internet. This comes in the form of setting up a hotspot on your phone and connecting your laptop to it. This comes in handy if you don’t have internet around you but you phone is still picking up

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