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1. Describe the purpose of each component of a wired LAN. Describe the major LAN protocols.

2.What is Web 2.0? How do organizations use Web 2.0?

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This is a discussion about LAN and Web.20 It describes their uses/purposes and how they can be utilized by the organization.

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1. Purpose of each component of a wired LAN:
There are four (4) components of a wired LAN. These are a.) Computers, b.) Ethernet Switch, c.) UTP cables, and d.) Software such as network protocol suite and network adapter drivers (Kaloi, 2013).

Computers and its purpose in a Wired LAN
The computers that can be used in a wired can be desktop, netbook, notebook, or laptop. This is one of the most important components because data entry is made there. A wired LAN will be useless of there is no computer connected to it. It is where the communication is received, read, and sent.

Ethernet Switch and its purpose in a Wired LAN
Ethernet Switch serves as the central nervous system of the LAN. It regulates the flow of data between terminals. A switched network is faster because "it can connect each port directly so bandwidth is shared only among a number of users in a workgroup (Vir, 1997).

UTP cables and its purpose in a Wired LAN
UTP or (Unshielded Twisted Pair) cable serves as the connector of the network. This is cost-efficient compared to other mode of connections. According to Campro (n.d.) UTP is favored because it delivers "clear video signal, fewer cable to manage, lower cost per connection, and is capable of centralized wiring for greater control".

Software and its purpose in a Wired LAN
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