Advantages. Sharing devices such as printers saves money. Site (software) licences are likely to be cheaper than buying several standalone licences. Files can easily be shared between users. Network users can communicate by email and instant messenger.
What are the advantages of a local area network?
A local area network (LAN) has several benefits such as:
you can share peripherals like expensive laser printers.
a fileserver can be used to store and share documents and files centrally.
electronic messages (email) can be sent between computers.
the computers on the network can be centrally managed.
What are the advantages and disadvantages of the Internet?
What are the disadvantages of the Internet?
Bullying, trolls, stalkers, and crime.
Exploitation and pornography and violent images.
Addiction, time waster, and causes distractions.
Never being able to disconnect.
Identity theft, hacking, viruses, and cheating.
Spam and advertising.
Affects focus and patience.
Depression, loneliness, and social isolation.
What is peer to peer software?
Stands for “Peer to Peer.” In a P2P network, the “peers” are computer systems which are connected to each other via the Internet. Files can be shared directly between systems on the network without the need of a central server. Common P2P software programs include Kazaa, Limewire, BearShare, Morpheus, and Acquisition.