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LAN, WAN and MAN

WAN (Wide Area Network) connects machines over widely separated geographical locations. A WAN usually consists of various packet switches installed at various points on the network to carry the signals to long distances. LAN (Local Area Network) span shorter distances usually with an enterprise or within the enterprise department. Since LAN cover shorter distances, they…

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Differences between TCP/IP internet services and others

TCP/IP internet services and other internetworking services can be compared on the basis of following features of TCP/IP internet – Network Topology Independence While TCP/IP is based on conventional packet switching technology that defined datagram as the unit of data transmission, it is independent of any particular vendor’s hardware or other underlying network technologies. ¬†…

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Internetworking

Internetworking¬†is the technology that makes it possible to interconnect many disparate physical networks with diverse underlying hardware technologies and make them function as a coordinated unit. The internetworking/internet technology hides the details of network hardware and permits computers to communicate independent of their physical network connections. When we speak of internetworking technology, we speak of…