Networking: A Virtual
Tour
Catherine Holthaus
EdTech 541
What is networking?
Networking is a process of linking various
electronic devices together.

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Once linked, information is able to be shared.

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Types of Networks
LAN - Local Area Network
WLAN - Wireless LAN
Protocol - A set of defined rules

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Electronic Devices
Various electronic devices including desktops,
laptops, tablets, mobile devices are used at
workspaces....
Network Server
Network servers are the central control
station.

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For a small school such as All Saints Catholic
School, the needs are relatively minimal.

Photo: personal
Router
Routers serve as an electronic traffic director.

Photo: Personal
Wireless Adapters
Wireless adapters allow electronic devices to
connect to the Internet without using wires.

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Wired Networks
Cables connect network devices to one
another.

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Wired Network

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Cables should be neatly organized, unlike this
example.

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Wireless Network Advantages
*
*
*
*

Mobility
Simple setup
Cost effective
Expandable
Wireless Network Disadvantages
*
*
*
*

Security
Interference
Unreliable connections
Slow
Conclusion
Where would we be
without networks?

Screenshot image
Resources:
About Wireless Computing
http://compnetworking.about.com/library/week.y/aao82300a.htm
An Educators Guide to Sch...
A Guide to Networking For K-12 Schools: OVerview of Networks
http://www.netc.org/network_guide/3.html#lans
Techopedia
http...
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  1. 1. Networking: A Virtual Tour Catherine Holthaus EdTech 541
  2. 2. What is networking? Networking is a process of linking various electronic devices together. Video retrieved from: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWTJKcg7Pj8
  3. 3. Once linked, information is able to be shared. Photo retrieved from: http://www.flickr.com/photos/15748454@N00/8710606842
  4. 4. Types of Networks LAN - Local Area Network WLAN - Wireless LAN
  5. 5. Protocol - A set of defined rules Video retrieved from: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1fQw_cladpE
  6. 6. Electronic Devices Various electronic devices including desktops, laptops, tablets, mobile devices are used at workspaces. Photo: retrieved from http://www.fotopedia.com/items/flickr-3405870175/slideshow
  7. 7. Network Server Network servers are the central control station. Photo retrieved from: http://www.flickr.com/photos/44124348109@N01/7711730200
  8. 8. For a small school such as All Saints Catholic School, the needs are relatively minimal. Photo: personal
  9. 9. Router Routers serve as an electronic traffic director. Photo: Personal
  10. 10. Wireless Adapters Wireless adapters allow electronic devices to connect to the Internet without using wires. Photo: retrieved from http://www.flickr.com/photos/70321513@N00/2845796040
  11. 11. Photo retrieved from: http://www.conceptdraw.com/samples/resource/images/solutions/finance-%26-accounting-charts/NETWORK-DIAGRAM-WirelessNetwork-Wireless-Router-Network-Diagram.png
  12. 12. Wired Networks Cables connect network devices to one another. Photo retrieved from: http://www.flickr.com/photos/83711730@N06/8106189987
  13. 13. Wired Network Photo retrieved from: http://0.tqn.com/d/compnetworking/1/0/h/3/wired-diagram-1.jpg
  14. 14. Cables should be neatly organized, unlike this example. Photo: Personal
  15. 15. Wireless Network Advantages * * * * Mobility Simple setup Cost effective Expandable
  16. 16. Wireless Network Disadvantages * * * * Security Interference Unreliable connections Slow
  17. 17. Conclusion Where would we be without networks? Screenshot image
  18. 18. Resources: About Wireless Computing http://compnetworking.about.com/library/week.y/aao82300a.htm An Educators Guide to School Networks http://fcit.usf.edu/NETWORK/DEFAULT.HTM Ask.com: Internet for Beginners http://netforbeginners.about. com/od/h/f/what-is-a-computer-protocol-http.htm
  19. 19. A Guide to Networking For K-12 Schools: OVerview of Networks http://www.netc.org/network_guide/3.html#lans Techopedia http://www.techopedia.com/definition/26186/wireless-network Webopedia http://www.webopedia.com/TERM/R/router.html

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