Factors Affecting Network Performance

Lesson Instructions

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  2. Learning activity - You are to complete the fill in the blanks activity.

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Task - Fill in the Blanks Activity

Factors affecting network performance activity

Task - Exam Questions - Deliberate Practice

Exam Questions - Web

Mark Scheme

Question 1

  • Wireless transmission is slower than cabled

  • More devices/users could be connected

  • ... reducing bandwidth available for each user / not enough bandwidth for each user

  • Wireless can be limited by interference

  • ... such as walls that disrupt the signal / from other wireless networks/users

Question 2

  • Bandwidth available

  • Number of users

  • Data collisions

  • Interference/walls

  • Distance data has to travel/signal strength

  • Amount of data being transferred

  • Applications being used

  • Server/CPU performance

  • Using a hub instead of a switch