• Bel Air has 3 switchers.• The switchers allow staff and students to connect to the servicer and share information.• Computers in the classroom connect with the server to share information.• The staff has a certain drive (H) where they post information that they want to share within the school.
Types of Networks LAN (Local Area Network)• There are 2 types of computer networks. LAN is the most popular.• Connects computers in a single location together. (ie…school, office or home)• Makes sharing of hardware, data and information possible.
WAN Wide Area Network• A Wide Area Network ( WAN) is a computer network covering multiple distance areas, which may spread across the entire world. WANs often connect multiple smaller networks, such as local area networks (LANs).• The internet is the most popular WAN used.
Building a Network Choices Peer-to-Peer Client/Server• Uses two or more computers • Many clients, one server sharing information. • The server request and• Operate off of the same receives information over the network and share the same software. network.• Computers are usually • The server stores files and physically close together. databases. Processes much quicker.• Used mostly in homes, schools and small business and offices. • Most clients are PCs.
How to Create a Peer-to-Peer Network• http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Imro42nukw0 &feature=fvwrelhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k09TUF9_LW8• Visuals always work better for me, so click the link and you will see how to create a peer-to-peer network with your Mac computer or PC.