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3. LAN in the home

Many homes now have a LAN set up. This allows many devices to connect together in order to share data. Here is an example of what a LAN within a home might look like:

Home LAN Local Area Network

The key device at the centre of a home LAN is the router. This connects all of the devices to each other and, where required, to the internet.

This means that while sitting on your sofa using your laptop you could select your playlist from an internet streaming service and at the same time send a document that you have been working on to the printer.


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Click on this link: Typical Home LAN