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 »

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 »

Local area networks allow families and businesses to connect multiple devices, but they also present potential attack vectors. Used correctly, LANs make connecting devices easy. Used incorrectly, they can expose informat... 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 »

The Internet refers to a large computer network that links together other, smaller computer networks. It includes a variety of networks that follow different protocols. 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 »

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 »