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10IPT: Network Hardware

posted Apr 3, 2011, 2:32 PM by Eddie Woo
We have been implicitly referring to many of the devices that reside on networks, but today's lesson will be solely devoted to them. Please complete the following tasks:
  1. For the following pieces of hardware, (a) describe their role within a network and (b) outline how they function:
    • NIC
    • Cables and backbones
    • Hubs, switches and routers
    • Bridges and gateways
    • WAP
  2. Evaluate the integration of WLAN technologies into medical, commercial, educational and engineering contexts.