Personal area (PAN) networks. Computer and Network Examples
A personal area network — PAN is a personal devices network equipped at a limited area. PAN ordinary has such mobile devices: cell phone, tablet, laptop. That type of network could also be wirelessly connected to Internet.
The personal area network concept originates at M.I.T.'s Media Lab thanks to Thomas Zimmerman research. Zimmerman's article the advantage of this technology explains.
A personal area network handles the interconnection of IT devices at the surrounding of a single user. Generally, PAN contains from following such appliances: cordless mice and keyboards, cordless phone, Bluetooth.
A personal area network pros and cons:
- PAN is expedient, lucrative and handy.
- Sometimes has a bad connection to other networks at the same radio bands.
- Bluetooth networks have slow data transfer speed, but comparatively safe.
- Bluetooth has distance limits.
ConceptDraw DIAGRAM is a powerful network diagramming and vector drawing software. It provides the Computer and Networks Area with many Solutions that contain the wide set of ready-to-use predesigned vector stencils and examples to help you design the professional looking Personal area networks (PANs) of any complexity quick and easy.
Example 1. Personal area (PAN) network.
Once you go to the Solutions section on this site, you will see our examples and templates of personal area network which can be very useful in terms of making your own diagram and to have the final version of it looking professional.
This example was created in ConceptDraw DIAGRAM using the Computer and Networks Area of ConceptDraw Solution Park and shows the Personal area network.
Example 2. Computer and Network Diagrams Solution
The network diagrams designed with ConceptDraw DIAGRAM are vector graphic documents and are available for reviewing, modifying, and converting to a variety of formats (image, HTML, PDF file, MS PowerPoint Presentation, Adobe Flash or MS Visio).
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When describing any computer network, we imagine a set of devices and nodes, arranged in some way. Talking about network structures, we should distinguish physical and logical network topologies, as physical topology is about devices location and logical topology illustrates data flow. In the same time, they do not have to match, and some devices, such as repeaters, may have a physical star layout, but a bus logical topology.
There are two main types of computer network topologies: Physical topology that show the physical organization of a network - equipment and types of connections. Star network topology involves a set of devices that is connected to a single hub (router). Ring network topology means that, devices connected according this topology have two connections, connecting with nearby devices to make a loop. Bus network topology is the topology presented at the current diagram. It is similar to a ring topology. The difference is that data moves up and down a linear connection, copying itself where network equipment works as bus-stations along the way. This network topology can be used for small network, or when adding an extra device into a network.
Picture: Network Topologies
Today, we can’t imagine our lives without daily data exchange. To call a set of devices that can be connected with each other a computer network, we must be sure that these devices support appropriate protocols to transfer data. A network consisting of personal devices is private, and global computer networks, for example, Internet, connects network nodes worldwide.
This diagram represents a computer telecommunication network. The network depicted on the current diagram is featured with networked communication devices that provide data exchange through Internet. The network interconnections and connections between Internet nodes are settled using the cable media and wireless media. The nodes are the network workstations (terminals). and host computers. This network diagram was drawn with ConceptDraw DIAGRAM and its Computer and Networks Diagrams solution.
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The ConceptDraw vector stencils library Cisco People contains symbols for drawing the computer network diagrams.
Vector stencils library "Cisco People" contains 17 pictogram symbols and clipart for drawing the computer network diagrams using the ConceptDraw DIAGRAM diagramming and vector drawing software.
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A Home Area Networks (HAN) is a type of local area network that is used in an individual home. The home computers can be connected together by twisted pair or by a wireless network. HAN facilitates the communication and interoperability among digital devices at the home, allows to easier access to the entertainments and increase the productivity, organize the home security.
This example was created in ConceptDraw DIAGRAM using the Computer and Networks Area of ConceptDraw Solution Park and shows the home network diagram.
Picture: Home area networks (HAN). Computer and Network Examples
Computer networks nowadays are spread all across the world. The large number of parameters, such as geographic scale or communication protocols, can divide networks. One of the most common types of networks is called local area network (LAN). It convenient to represent network examples by means of diagrams.
This local area network (LAN) diagram provides an easy way to see the way the devices in a local network are interacted. The diagram uses a library containing specific symbols to represent network equipment , media and the end-user devices such as computers (PC, mac, laptop) , network printer, hubs, server and finally a modem. There are two types of network topologies: physical and logical. The current diagram represents precisely a physical type of LAN topology because it refers to the physical layout of a local network equipment.
Picture: Local area network (LAN). Computer and Network Examples
The ConceptDraw Wireless Networks solution helps users to quickly transit from an idea to the implementation of a both wired and wireless computer networks.
Picture: Using Both Wired and Wireless Connections
When talking about engineering, one should define all the terms used, so anybody could understand the topic. Typical network glossary contains definitions of numerous network appliances, types of networks and cable systems. The understanding of basic is crucial for server management, network administration and investigating problems.
The network glossary defines terms related to networking and communications. The most of glossary items has their visual representation in ConceptDraw DIAGRAM libraries of the Computer Network Diagrams solution. This illustration presents a local area network (LAN) diagram. It designed to show the way the interaction of network devices in a local network. The diagram uses a library containing symbols of network equipment, connections and the end-point devices such as network printer, hubs, server, modem and finally computers (PC, mac, laptop). This diagram depicts a physical LAN topology.
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A list of parameters on which networks differ is very long. A large network with a range up to 50 kilometers is called metropolitan area network (MAN), and this type of network can include several local area networks. Metropolitan networks in their turn connect into global area networks.
Here you will see a Metropolitan Area Network (MAN). This is an extensive network which occupies a large territory including a few buildings or even the whole city. The space of the MAN is bigger than LAN, but lower than WAN. MAN comprise a lot of communication equipment and delivers the Internet connection to the LANs in the city area. Computer and Networks solution for ConceptDraw DIAGRAM provides a set of libraries with ready-to-use vector objects to design various kinds of computer networks.
Picture: Metropolitan area networks (MAN). Computer and Network Examples