Question on networks


A school with 20 stand alone PCs is considering networking them together and adding a file server.

Consider four possible benefits of doing this.

  1. All 20 computers will be able to print to a single printer. Without the network you would need 20 printers, or each student would have to wait until the computer with the printer attached was free.
  2. All 20 computers will be able to share an internet connection, giving all the students access to the internet.
  3. Students can have their own space on the file server, improving security when compared to storing the files locally on each computer.
  4. The file server can be backed up to tape every night keeping the students' documents safe.