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Local area network (LAN). Computer and Network Examples

Local area network (LAN). Computer and Network Examples

Local Area Network (LAN) is a network which consists of computers and peripheral devices connected each other and to the local domain server, and covers a little territory or small number of buildings, such as home, school, laboratory, office, etc. LAN serves for few hundreds of users. It includes many cables and wires, and demands to design previously a Network diagram. All local area network devices can use the shared printers and disk storage. ConceptDraw PRO is a perfect network diagramming software with examples of LAN Diagrams, templates and predesigned vector objects. ConceptDraw PRO is the ideal choice for network engineers and network designers who need to draw fast and easy Local Area Network Diagrams, for IT specialists, developers and other IT professionals which need to visualize the communication schemes of LAN and visually document the LAN's physical structure and arrangement in houses, offices and other buildings. Ready-to-use vector objects from Computer Network Diagrams solution will help you design LAN diagrams in minutes. Read more
How to Draw a Computer Network
How to Draw a Computer Network

Network Diagramming with ConceptDraw PRO

At the moment computer networks are widespread, various types of computer networks are constructed around the world, operate and interact with each other. There are many kinds of computer networks that differ in the transmission medium, in communications protocols, in size, topology, organizational intent, and also in territorial basis. There are popular such types of computer networks as Global Area Network (GAN), Wide Area Network (WAN), Metropolitan Area Network (MAN), Local Area Network (LAN). ConceptDraw PRO is a powerful network diagramming software, perfect for software engineers, software designers and software developers who need to draw Computer Network diagrams, designs, schematics, and network maps in no time. The pre-drawn shapes representing computers, network devices and smart connectors offered by ConceptDraw solutions help to create the accurate diagrams and documentation, represent computer network topologies and designs, depict Computer network architectures, logical, physical, cable networks, and vehicular networks. Read more

Network Topologies

Network topology is a topological structure of computer network, which can be physical or logical. The physical topology depicts location of different computer network elements such as computers, cables and other devices. The logical topology visually displays network dataflows from one device to another. Sometimes network logical and physical topologies can be the same. ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software is powerful for drawing network maps and network topologies diagrams of any kinds and complexity thanks to the Computer Network Diagrams solution from the Computer and Networks area. ConceptDraw STORE proposes collection of network icons libraries and a lot of Network Topology Diagram examples, samples and templates which were created at ConceptDraw PRO software specially for Computer Network Diagrams solution. There are six basic types of the network topologies: Bus, Star, Ring, Mesh, Tree, Fully Connected. You can fast and easy design professional-looking diagram for each of them using the ConceptDraw PRO tools. There are plenty of web Visio-like diagramming software available. Web based diagrams software can be powerful, but sometimes it is essential to have desktop software. One of the most advanced diagrams tools like Visio for Mac OS is ConceptDraw PRO app. Read more
Create Network Topology Diagram
Create Network Topology Diagram

Storage area networks (SAN). Computer and Network Examples

A Storage area network (SAN) is a dedicated network that provides access to data storage and operations only on the block level. SAN usually has own network of storage devices/elements and disk arrays that are connected with each other and to a remote data-sharing network. SANs are widely used for enhancing the storage devices (optical jukeboxes, disk arrays, tape libraries) that are accessible for networked servers. This example was created in ConceptDraw PRO using the Computer and Networks Area of ConceptDraw Solution Park. It shows the hybrid of Storage area network (SAN) and Network Attached Storage (NAS) technologies. Read more

Home area networks (HAN). Computer and Network Examples

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 PRO using the Computer and Networks Area of ConceptDraw Solution Park and shows the home network diagram. Read more

ConceptDraw PRO Network Diagram Tool

Computer network diagrams visually depict the nodes of computer networks and connections between them. Diversity of Network Diagrams includes Wireless network diagrams, Network wiring diagrams, LAN network diagrams, Network WAN diagrams, Network topology diagrams, Network cable diagrams, Logical network diagrams, Network security diagrams, Diagram home network, Network physical diagrams, Activity network diagrams, and many others. To construct any of them it is useful to apply a special software with effective network diagramming tools. ConceptDraw PRO is ideal and powerful network diagram tool. It helps you diagram a network or create Computer network diagrams of various types using specialized and task-specific libraries of network components such as computers, hubs, switches, servers, routers, smart connectors, printers, mainframes, face plates, etc. that simulate network architectures, network design topologies and devices (all these shapes are parts of network diagram tool ConceptDraw PRO). Read more
Create Network Topology Diagram
Create Network Topology Diagram

Network Glossary Definition

The network glossary contains a complete list of network, computer-related and technical terms in alphabetic order, explanations and definitions for them, among them there are words well known for you and also specific, rare-used, uncommon or newly introduced terms. This specialized glossary, also known as a vocabulary, is the best in its field and covers in details the various aspects of computer network technologies. This glossary was developed by specialists using the practical experience and many useful sources to help the ConceptDraw users in their work, you can read and learn it from the screen on-line or print, it can be also used as a perfect educational guide or tutorial. ConceptDraw PRO software extended with Computer and Networks solution is easy to draw various types of Network diagrams, Network topology diagrams, Computer networking schematics, Network maps, Cisco network topology, Computer network architecture, Wireless networks, Vehicular networks, Rack diagrams, Logical, Physical, Cable networks, etc. Desktop ConceptDraw PRO Software is a good Visio for Mac Os X replacement. It gives you rich productivity and quality of the produced diagrams. Read more
How to Draw a Computer Network
How to Draw a Computer Network

Cisco Products Additional. Cisco icons, shapes, stencils and symbols

The ConceptDraw vector stencils library Cisco Products Additional contains equipment symbols for drawing the computer network diagrams. Read more

Complete Network Topology

This sample was created in ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software using the Computer and Networks solution from Computer and Networks area of ConceptDraw Solution Park. A complete (fully connected) topology is a network topology in which there is a direct link between all pairs of nodes. In a fully connected network with n nodes, there are n(n-1)/2 direct links. Networks designed with this topology are usually very expensive to set up, but provide a high degree of reliability due to the multiple paths for data that are provided by the large number of redundant links between nodes. Read more

Building Drawing Software for Design Storage and Distribution

Any construction and repair works start from the preparation of a project, which is the most important initial document, so you need to treat carefully to its approval and signing. It includes the plans and drawings of a building, documents for the selection of building and finishing materials, communication schematics. The modern building drawing software ConceptDraw PRO allows to visualize detailed representation for your future house or industrial premise, as well as to see the results of construction and repair long before it starts. It offers wide set of building plan solutions, which are so useful and even necessary for architects, builders, designers and simply for those who want to build home, office, flat or anyone other building, as well as for those who want to design or redesign house, flat, room, etc. The Plant Layout Plans solution from Building Plans area of ConceptDraw Solution Park includes the ready-to-use design elements of storage and distribution, machines and equipment, shipping and receiving for easy developing the Plant layouts and Plant designs. Read more

Entity Relationship Diagram Examples

Creation of Entity-Relationship (ER) model is a visual representation the structure of a business database, where data equates to entities or objects, which are linked by defined relationships expressing dependencies and requirements. By the nature, the ER model is an abstract visualization, a first step in design process towards creating a logical and functional database. ConceptDraw PRO professional software gives the ability to effectively describe a database using the Entity-Relationship model. Included to ConceptDraw Solution Park, the Entity-Relationship Diagram (ERD) solution contains the set of predesigned vector icons advocated by Chen's and Crow’s Foot notations that both can be used for data modeling and describing a database. Entity-Relationship Diagram (ERD) solution includes also helpful templates and incredibly large collection of varied Entity Relationship Diagram examples and samples offered at ConceptDraw STORE. Each of them can be used to develop your own model of a database of arbitrary complexity. Read more
How to Build an Entity Relationship Diagram (ERD)
How to Build an Entity Relationship Diagram (ERD)

Internet Connectivity. Computer and Network Examples

The Internet Connectivity of the computers, mobile devices, computer networks to the Internet enables the users to access the various Internet services. There are many ways and technologies of the connection to the Internet with different data signaling rates: Wireless, Ethernet cable, Optical fiber, Dial-up, DSL, broadband Internet access, etc. This example was created in ConceptDraw PRO using the Computer and Networks solution from the Computer and Networks area of ConceptDraw Solution Park and shows how the customers connect to ISPs and ISPs connect between the tiers (peering and transit). Read more

Netflow architecture. Computer and Network Examples

Netflow is a network protocol used for accounting the IP network traffic. It was developed by Cisco Systems. Now it is actually the industrial standard, it is supported by many devices. There are several versions of the protocol, but the most common are the versions 5 and 9. This diagram was created in ConceptDraw PRO using the Computer and Networks Area of ConceptDraw Solution Park and shows the Netflow architecture. Read more

Workflow Diagram Examples

ConceptDraw PRO software extended with the Workflow Diagram solution provides a complete set of samples, templates and features help you to draw diagrams faster. A workflow diagram software you use for drawing workflow diagrams and business process flow diagrams should provide a wide set of examples allows you get closer with workflow diagrams, learn symbols meaning, find appropriate layout and design, and then start drawing your own workflow diagram masterfully. Workflow diagrams used for orchestrating organizational processes between company departments and humans, so critical process diagrams used to train many people to interact must be clear and professional to convey an idea from a view. Thats a reason we created a lot workflow symbols and workflow icons collected them into special Workflow Diagram solution in ConceptDraw Solution Park. Read more

MS Visio Look a Like Diagrams

No need for any special drawing skills to create professional looking diagrams outside of your knowledge base. ConceptDraw PRO takes care of the technical details, allowing you to focus on your job, not the drawing. ConceptDraw PRO delivers full-functioned alternative to MS Visio. ConceptDraw PRO supports import of Visio files. ConceptDraw PRO supports flowcharting, swimlane, orgchart, project chart, mind map, decision tree, cause and effect, charts and graphs, and many other diagram types. Read more