Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Telecommunication VS Networking

In this post, I am going to quickly review the difference between telecommunication and networking.

Basically, networking means a collection of connected intelligent computing devices. The basic networking is a connection between two computer by direct cabling.

Besides that, networking also means connecting a computer with other computer or other devices to enable them to communicate with each other.

There are four popular networks in used:

LAN (Local Area Network)
WAN (Wide Area Network)
MAN (Metropolitan Area Network)
PAN (Personal Area Network)

LAN is usually used in small area and limited to geographical area such as computer lab, school and building. This network is rarely used for more than a mile apart. A typical LAN such as in a computer lab usually use one computer as a server functioned to control the network shared by all computers attached to it. The are two ways of connecting LAN which are:

  • Bounded (by using cable)
  • Unbounded (without using cable or known as wireless)

Telecommunication? Well, basically, it's about conveying message and interacting. easy, right?  :)

So, that's all and sorry for the short post~


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