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Lecture Review

  1. Describe the difference between a LAN and a WAN.
  2. What are the two basic network configurations?
  3. A primary reason for implementing a network is to _______ resources.
  4. Name three key resources often shared on a network.
  5. In a peer-to-peer network, each computer can act as a _________ and a ________.
  6. What is the function of a server in a server-based network?
  7. A peer-to-peer network is adequate if _____________ is not an issue.
  8. Network professionals use the term _________ to refer to the network's physical layout.
  9. The four basic topologies are the _______, ________, ________, and _________ topologies.
  10. In a bus topology, all the computers are connected in a series. To stop the signals from bouncing, it is important that a ________ be connected to each end of the cable.
  11. In a ________ topology all segments are connected to a centralized component called a __________.
  12. In a ________ topology, a break anywhere in the cable will cause the entire network to go down.
  13. The most reliable as well as the most expensive topology to install is the _______ topology.
  14. A ring topology passes a ________ from one segment to another. In order for a computer to place data on the network, the computer must be in possession of the _______.