What is a Peer to Peer

In a peer to peer network, every computer has the same capabilities as every other computer. They can all share files and printers with each other. There is limited security and everyone is responsible for backing up his or her own files. In some cases one computer is used to store all of the files for each user. This resembles a client server type network, but is not as secure and reliable. We usually only recommend this type of configuration for small offices of 5 PCs or less.

Was this answer helpful?

 Print this Article

Also Read

What is a Backup?

In Information technology, a backup or the process of backing up is making copies of Data which...

What is a Local Area Network or LAN?

Local Area Network is 2 or more PC’s connected together locally. They are usually within one...

What is a Client Server?

A client server network is connected the same way as a peer to peer network. The only difference...

What is UTP cable?

UTP stands for "unshielded twisted pair." It is a cable type with one or more pairs of twisted...

What is the difference between Cat5, Cat5E and Cat6?

Cat5 stands for Category 5 and is a rating on the signal carrying capacity of the twisted pair....

Positive SSL Wildcard