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Compare the advantages and disadvantages of the four primary types of LANs described in the textbook; contention bus, token bus, token ring, and wireless, and identify which LAN technology holds more promise for the future.
Identify the difference between analog and digital signals. Provide an example of a digital signal and an analog signal. Which type are you more likely to encounter? Why?

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This solution provides advantages and disadvantages of 4 primary types of LANs (contention bus, token bus, token ring, and wireless) and explains difference between analog and digital signals, with examples. Includes APA formatted references.

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6.Compare the advantages and disadvantages of the four primary types of LANs described in the textbook; contention bus, token bus, token ring, and wireless, and identify which LAN technology holds more promise for the future.

The contention bus (also known as the Ethernet) allows communication in both directions but not simultaneously. A drawback is that "all devices must contend for the use of the cable" (Brown, DeHayes, Hoffer, Martin & Perkins, 2012, p. 73). This causes a problem if two devices try to communicate at the same time. The token bus solves this problem, because it receives messages in a set order (upon receiving the token). This method is often ...

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