The advantages of computer networks are file sharing, resource sharing which decreases costs, user flexibility, and increased storage capacity due to the many computers present. The disadvantages include lack of independ... More »

Computer networks allow people to share resources and communicate effectively. They enable users and programs to access internal databases and other resources, and they can provide firewalls and other safeguards to keep ... More »

Computers are a wonderful, modern convenience. They make writing easier, banking more convenient and schools, offices and factories more efficient. There are, however, disadvantages to using computers, such as loss of jo... More »

Most of the disadvantages of using a computer network, as opposed to a stand-alone computer, revolve around the complexity of such networks and their cost. While there are many undeniable benefits to computer networking,... More »

Wide area networks, or WANs, cover a wider geographical distance than local area networks and allow for a more intricate network. However, they are more expensive and difficult to use than LANs. WANs also have the potent... More »

Instant messaging is convenient and more cost effective than traditional forms of communication; however, instant messaging can pose a security risk, allowing viruses to damage the computer and the network. Additionally,... More »

A wired network is a network connection that connects devices to other networks or the Internet using cables. One of the main disadvantages of a wired network is running cables in difficult areas through ceilings, walls ... More »