Local Area Network (LAN) Installation & Support

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By focusing on the selection of appropriate LAN technologies for a network. Many options are available. At the more traditional end of the LAN technology spectrum, we have various flavors of Ethernet and Token Ring. Competing with these technologies are some very interesting modern alternatives such as connection oriented networks for cell relay that supports voice, video and data communications and wireless networking. Each of these different technologies has its strengths and weaknesses. Some are strikingly effective in certain situations, while awkward and difficult in others.

Selecting Appropriate LAN Technology

You should consider four main factors when selecting a LAN technology:

  • Cost efficiency
  • Installed base
  • Maintainability
  • Performance

In general, there are two types of LANs: client/server LANs and peer-to-peer LANs.

A client/server LAN consists of several devices (the clients) connected to a central server. The server manages file storage, application access, device access, and network traffic. A client can be any connected device that runs or accesses applications or the Internet. The clients connect to the server either with cables or through wireless connections,

Typically, suites of applications can be kept on the LAN server. Users can access databases, email, document sharing, printing, and other services through applications running on the LAN server, with read and write access maintained by a network or IT administrator. Most midsize to large business, government, research, and education networks are client/server-based LANs.