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Internet Speeds: LAN and WAN

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Consider the following two scenarios (1) two computers are connected to a LAN using a total of twenty feet of cable, and (2) two computers are connected over the Internet and are 8000 miles from each other. Now imagine that the two computers in each scenario need to exchange 1000 messages between themselves in order to transfer some information, such as a file. What can you speculate regarding the time required to perform the transfer in each scenario? Explain your reasoning and support it with estimated calculations.

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It will take much less time to transfer the data between the two computers connected via local area network in the same premises versus two remotely located computers connected via web or wide area network because data transfer rate and speed is much higher in a LAN as compared to internet or WAN and thus, it will take much higher time to ...

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