Advanced Research Project Agency Network (ARPANET)

886 WordsJan 28, 20184 Pages
The computer network is computers and other devices have to be connected so they can share data and hardware or software resources. In 1969, the University of California at Los Angeles, the Stanford Research Institute, the University of California at Santa Barbara and the University of Utah were all connected to be part of the Advanced Research Project Agency Network (ARPANET) project. This network has evolved to become the internet now. The networks are used to communicate by email, video chat (video conferencing), and instant messaging. It enables many people can share a single hardware device like a printer or scanner and files can be shared. Software or operating on remote systems can be shared. The types of networks are local area networks (LAN), personal area networks (PAN), home area networks (HAN), wide area networks (WAN), campus networks, metropolitan area networks (MAN), enterprise private networks, internetworks, backbone networks (BBN), global area networks (GAN), and the internet. Throughout the years there were different types of speeds. Fleishman state “What's the point of these increasing speeds? Video, primarily. The name of the game is streaming or downloading high-definition video -- across a room or from one end of the house to the other -- while leaving enough room for other activities such as file downloads Facebook, and email.” One technology that is used was the thunderbolt. It enables multiple gigabits per second connections and this allows
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