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Components and means of communication within the Local Area Network: An analytical study


Yaser Mohammed Mohammed Al Sawy


Vol. 18  No. 3  pp. 74-81


The Local Area Network (LAN) is one of the most important types of information networks in providing communication within a limited community such as universities and institutions. The LAN consists of an interconnected group of computers and other communication devices, which are connected to each other through an integrated engineering system. They are distributed within relatively small geographical areas and characterized by high speed and lack of errors in communication. Thus, the local area networks are a mixture of interrelated devices, equipment and institutions, where they form a fabric called networks, these networks mainly rely on essential physical components and software to operate efficiently. The present analytical study seeks to understand both the basic components of the operation of local networks and to recognize and define the role of each of the means of communication adopted within the local network in order to construct and operate the LAN.


LAN, communication equipment communication protocols LAN components LAN software