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  • Area Networks

    1. 1. Area Networks By Timothy Baek and Arjun Sathyamurthi
    2. 2. What is a network? <ul><li>Sharing data </li></ul><ul><li>Communication over a wired or wireless medium </li></ul><ul><li>E.g. Home computers </li></ul>
    3. 3. What is an Area Network? <ul><li>Classification according to geographical scope </li></ul><ul><li>LAN and WAN </li></ul><ul><li>WLAN and WWAN </li></ul>
    4. 4. LAN (Local Area Network) <ul><li>Small geographical areas </li></ul><ul><li>Home </li></ul><ul><li>Office </li></ul><ul><li>School </li></ul><ul><li>Group of building </li></ul>
    5. 5. WAN (Wide Area Network) <ul><li>Covers a broad area </li></ul><ul><li>Composed of a number of LANs </li></ul><ul><li>Metropolitan Region </li></ul><ul><li>Internet </li></ul>
    6. 6. WLAN (Wireless Local Area Network) <ul><li>Wireless </li></ul><ul><li>Convenient and mobile </li></ul><ul><li>Slow </li></ul><ul><li>Efficiency </li></ul>
    7. 7. WWAN (Wireless Wide Area Network) <ul><li>Nationally </li></ul><ul><li>Wi-Fi </li></ul><ul><li>LMDS </li></ul><ul><li>GPRS </li></ul><ul><li>UMTS </li></ul>
    8. 8. Other Area Networks <ul><li>Campus Area Networks </li></ul><ul><li>City Area Networks </li></ul><ul><li>Vehicle and Traffic Area Networks </li></ul><ul><li>Internet </li></ul><ul><li>Intranet </li></ul><ul><li>Extranet </li></ul><ul><li>Personal Area Network </li></ul>
    9. 9. How to create your own network? <ul><li>All you need is: </li></ul><ul><li>A Network Adapter and </li></ul><ul><li>A Crossover Cable </li></ul>
    10. 10. Looking into the future: <ul><li>Global Area Network: (IEEE 802.20) </li></ul><ul><li>Connecting the whole world </li></ul><ul><li>Wireless medium </li></ul><ul><li>Broadband at a very low cost </li></ul>

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