Real-world networks

In this lesson, we will further develop our understanding of networks. We will look at the three main types of networks, LAN, WAN, and PAN, and at the different topologies that these networks can use in their design.We will carry out an activity in which we will plan a business network to meet the requirements of a fictional company, Fabgadget Inc.

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Quiz:

Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Q1.MAC addresses are used to ensure each piece of hardware has its own unique address. What does MAC stand for?

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Q2.If each pair of digits in a MAC address is written between hexadecimal 00 and FF, what are the decimal equivalents of these?

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Q3.Select one STRENGTH of WIRED networks from those listed below:

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Q4.Select one WEAKNESS of WIRED networks from those listed below:

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Q5.Select one STRENGTH of WIRELESS networks from those listed below:

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Q6.Select one WEAKNESS of WIRELESS networks from those listed below:

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Quiz:

Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Q1.MAC addresses are used to ensure each piece of hardware has its own unique address. What does MAC stand for?

1/6

Q2.If each pair of digits in a MAC address is written between hexadecimal 00 and FF, what are the decimal equivalents of these?

2/6

Q3.Select one STRENGTH of WIRED networks from those listed below:

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Q4.Select one WEAKNESS of WIRED networks from those listed below:

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Q5.Select one STRENGTH of WIRELESS networks from those listed below:

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Q6.Select one WEAKNESS of WIRELESS networks from those listed below:

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Quiz:

Real World Networks

This will assess what you learned during the lesson.

Q1.What does LAN stand for?

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Q2.Which of the following is NOT part of a PAN?

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Q3.What type of network is a mobile phone network?

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Q4.Are switches and firewalls more likely to be found in home or business networks?

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Q5.What is the most commonly used network topology in modern networks?

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Q6.Which of the following is a disadvantage of the bus network?

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Quiz:

Real World Networks

This will assess what you learned during the lesson.

Q1.What does LAN stand for?

1/6

Q2.Which of the following is NOT part of a PAN?

2/6

Q3.What type of network is a mobile phone network?

3/6

Q4.Are switches and firewalls more likely to be found in home or business networks?

4/6

Q5.What is the most commonly used network topology in modern networks?

5/6

Q6.Which of the following is a disadvantage of the bus network?

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Lesson summary: Real-world networks

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