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Local Area Networks

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A local area network (LAN) is a high-speed data network over a small physical area (i.e. an office, a building, or a campus). LANs often connect different computers, printers, servers, and other devices to enable shared access and facilitate exchange between network users. This course will introduce the student to local area networks, the protocols they use, and the various layers that constitute a network. This free course may be completed online at any time. See course site for detailed... More
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Material Type: Online Course
Technical Format: HTML/Text
Date Added to MERLOT: January 27, 2012
Date Modified in MERLOT: November 24, 2015
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Submitter: Sean Connor
Keywords: Local Area Networks, Email, HTTP, LAN, DNS, TCP/UDP, TCP/IP, TCP


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Primary Audience: College Upper Division
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Language: English
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Creative Commons: Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Attribution 3.0 United States


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1 year ago

Daniela Brauner (Faculty)

Short but very interesting! 

Time spent reviewing site: 10