Reasons to choose these
devices for my LAN (Local Area Network)
1. Network Switch
A switch is a
networking device that performs the same job as the hub. Switches can also process
data at the network layer.
network segments or devices making them act as a single network.
commonly referred to as a multi-port network bridge that process and routes
data on a data link layer or layer of the OSI model.
Switches can also
process data at the network layer.
considered as a more intelligent hub as it gathers information about the data
packets it receives and forwards it to only the network that it was intended for.
can connect different network architectures, to connect multiple users to the
reduce network traffic by creating broadcast domains.
can choose the best path across an internetwork using dynamic routing
the files are stored at the same place. In this way management of files becomes easy and also it becomes easier to find files
As all the data is stored on server it is
easy to make a back-up of it. Also, in case of some break-down if data is lost,
it can be recovered easily and efficiently. While in peer computing we have to
take back-up at every workstation.
4. Network interface card (NIC)
A network interface card (NIC) provides a fast
connection to the Internet. For example: – a gigabit NIC provides speeds up to
1 Gbps. Unlike a wireless connection.
The main function of a network interface card is
to encapsulate data and translate it into electronic signals to be sent on the
Ethernet cable to its destination.
Printing documents can save time and money compared to
visiting a commercial printer or office supply store.
It is also a good way to manage documents and
paperwork by producing hard copies to use as backups or by printing documents
or letters that need to be mailed out.
Scanners create digital copies of
documents, photos and files on your computer.
Scanners provide high quality
resolution for both color and black and white documents.
Unshielded twisted pair cable (UTP)
UTP cables are the most commonly used
networking cables on the market and they are considered to be the fastest
copper-based medium available.
Less cost than other cables.