What is it?
LAN (local area network ) is a system that connects computers and other devices in one location so that users can share information, save data to a common location and use shared resources, such as printers storage devices. Ethernet is the standard wired networking system, but most LANs also incorporate WiFi.
How does it work?
Through special cables, connecting hubs and routers, computer software and hardware, and WiFi network's administrators are able to connect computers throughout an entire floor or a building.
Why is it useful?
Creating a LAN is useful to connect a lot of separate computer users so that they can share data and resources.
What do you need to keep in mind about your children and LAN?
Networking computers is an important area of IT and may be of interest to your child as a potential future career.