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Chapter 1

INTRODUCTION

A computer network is a group of computers connected to each other electronically. This means that the computers can "talk" to each other and that every computer in the network can send information to the others. Usually, this means that the speed of the connection is fast - faster than a normal connection to the Internet. One of the basic type of computer networks include the Local Area Network.

Local Area Network (LAN) is a computer network that interconnects computers in a limited area such as a home, school, computer laboratory, or office building using network media. The defining characteristics of LANs, in contrast to wide area networks (WANs), include their usually higher data-transfer rates, smaller geographic area, and lack of a need for leased telecommunication lines.

LANs are capable of transmitting data at very fast rates, much faster than data can be transmitted over a telephone line; but the distances are limited, and there is also a limit on the number of computers that can be attached to a single LAN.

Most local area networks are built with relatively inexpensive hardware such as Ethernet cables, network adapters, and hubs. Wireless LAN and other more advanced LAN hardware options also exist.

STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM

AC Mojares Construction Company had no Local area yet supposed to be the process of communicating and receiving data is not as much faster and data is not totally secured.

BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY

A local area network (LAN) is a group of computers and associated devices that share a common communications line or wireless link. Typically, connected devices share the resources of a single processor or server within a small geographic area (for example, within an office building). Usually, the server has applications and data storage that are shared in common by multiple computer users. A local area network may serve as few as two or three users (for example, in a home network) or as many as thousands of users (for example, in an FDDI network). 

 Ethernet is by far the most commonly used LAN technology. A number of corporations use the Token Ring technology. FDDI is sometimes used as a backbone LAN interconnecting Ethernet or Token Ring LANs. Another LAN technology, ARCNET, once the most commonly installed LAN technology, is still used in the industrial automation industry.

Typically, a suite of application programs can be kept on the LAN server. Users who need an application frequently can download it once and then run it from their local hard disk. Users can order printing and other services as needed through applications run on the LAN server. A user can share files with others at the LAN server; read and write access is maintained by a LAN administrator. A LAN server may also be used as a Web server if safeguards are taken to secure internal applications and data from outside access.

In some situations, a wireless LAN may be preferable to a wired LAN because it is cheaper to install and maintain.

OBJECTIVES

To create and implement an efficient Local Area Network for A.C. Mojares Construction Company that gives total security to all data related to their projects, contracts and design that saved in their computer systems.

To provide fast communication and sharing of files to other network or computers inside the company.

Increased information exchange between different departments in an organization, or between individuals.

COMPANY PROFILE

A.C. MOJARES CONSTRUCTION, with an office address at No. 400 Tandang Sora ave, brgy. Culiat, Quezon City, Metro Manila is a thirty year old company with a category “AAA” license specializing in the construction of buildings, housing projects, site developments, roads and bridges and other related matters in the field of General...
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