Wired and wireless networks

In this lesson, we will explore the different wireless technologies, and how bandwidth varies between them. We will discuss the mobile technologies of 3G, 4G, and 5G and will develop an understanding of the term 'bandwidth'.

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Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

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Q1.A router acts as a gateway.

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Q2.A hub connects a number of computers together in a network.

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Q3.A server is a powerful computer that provides a service to a network.

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Q4.You need a hub to connect a network to the internet.

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Q5.Network cables are often made up of multiple copper wires.

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Q6.There is only one type of server.

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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.A router acts as a gateway.

1/6

Q2.A hub connects a number of computers together in a network.

2/6

Q3.A server is a powerful computer that provides a service to a network.

3/6

Q4.You need a hub to connect a network to the internet.

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Q5.Network cables are often made up of multiple copper wires.

5/6

Q6.There is only one type of server.

6/6

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Wired and wireless networks

This is to assess what you have learnt in this lesson.

Q1.A restaurant uses portable tablets to take the orders from its guests. When these orders are put through, they appear on a large screen in the kitchen so that the food can be prepared. What would be the best type of network to use in this situation?

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Q2.A gaming vlogger has over 1 million subscribers. They record footage of themselves playing the most popular online multiplayer games and then upload their footage in high definition. What would be the best type of network to use in this situation?

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Q3.A local primary school has two rooms that are used to teach learners computing. Each room contains 30 personal computers that are fixed to desks. The room is booked by teachers for computing lessons. There are no portable devices in use. What would be the best type of network to use in this situation?

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Q4.A cafe gives its paying customers free internet access to use while they’re at the cafe. Customers use their own devices, which include tablets, mobile phones, and laptops. What would be the best type of network to use in this situation?

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Q5.A large office has over 200 workers, all of whom require a computer to complete their work. Each employee has their own area of the office in which to work. What would be the best type of network to use in this situation?

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Q6.A family of 4 lives in a semi-detached house. They have a large number of devices used to connect to the internet. These include computers, laptops, mobile phones, tablets, and smart TVs. The family enjoys online shopping, playing online games, and streaming online TV. What would be the best type of network to use in this situation?

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Q7.Increasing bandwidth will automatically increase the speed of your internet.

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Q8.What is the correct name given to the cable that can be used to network computers together?

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Quiz:

Wired and wireless networks

This is to assess what you have learnt in this lesson.

Q1.A restaurant uses portable tablets to take the orders from its guests. When these orders are put through, they appear on a large screen in the kitchen so that the food can be prepared. What would be the best type of network to use in this situation?

1/8

Q2.A gaming vlogger has over 1 million subscribers. They record footage of themselves playing the most popular online multiplayer games and then upload their footage in high definition. What would be the best type of network to use in this situation?

2/8

Q3.A local primary school has two rooms that are used to teach learners computing. Each room contains 30 personal computers that are fixed to desks. The room is booked by teachers for computing lessons. There are no portable devices in use. What would be the best type of network to use in this situation?

3/8

Q4.A cafe gives its paying customers free internet access to use while they’re at the cafe. Customers use their own devices, which include tablets, mobile phones, and laptops. What would be the best type of network to use in this situation?

4/8

Q5.A large office has over 200 workers, all of whom require a computer to complete their work. Each employee has their own area of the office in which to work. What would be the best type of network to use in this situation?

5/8

Q6.A family of 4 lives in a semi-detached house. They have a large number of devices used to connect to the internet. These include computers, laptops, mobile phones, tablets, and smart TVs. The family enjoys online shopping, playing online games, and streaming online TV. What would be the best type of network to use in this situation?

6/8

Q7.Increasing bandwidth will automatically increase the speed of your internet.

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Q8.What is the correct name given to the cable that can be used to network computers together?

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