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 »

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 »

A firewall can be a vital piece of network security that keeps hackers out of a computer system, but it can be complicated to set up properly. Firewalls are designed to scan any traffic that passes through them, allowing... 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 »

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 »