IP networks can be defined as data processing nodes that are interconnected for the purpose of communication and resource sharing, typically sharing resources of a single processor or server within a small geographic area (for example, within an office building). Usually, the server has applications and data storage that are shared in common by multiple computer users.
A local area network may serve as few as two or three users (for example, in a home network) or as many as thousands of users. Moreover, users can order printing and other services as needed through applications which run on the LAN server. Ethernet is by far the most commonly used LAN technology; ad can include both wired and wireless access to end-points. In some situations, a wireless LAN may be preferable to a wired LAN because it is cheaper to install and maintain.
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