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Chapter 1. Introduction to Networking > LANs, WANs, and Network Models

LANs, WANs, and Network Models

Peer-to-peer

Client/server


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If you can correctly answer these questions before going through this section, save time by skimming the Exam Alerts in this section and then complete the Cram Quiz at the end of the section.

1. True or False: The biggest difference between a LAN and WAN is usually the size of the network.

2. What network model offers no centralized storage of data or centralized control over the sharing of files or resources?

3. In what networking model is the processing power shared between the client systems and the server?

Answers

1. True. A WAN is a network that spans more than one geographic location, often connecting separated LANs.

2. A peer-to-peer network is a decentralized network model offering no centralized storage of data or centralized control over the sharing of files or resources.


  

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