INTERNET vs LAN

What are they?

What are they?

The Internet is a global network connecting millions of computers. More than 100 countries are linked into exchanges of data, news and opinions. An electronic communications network that connects computer networks and organizational computer facilities around the world.

LAN = Local Area Network. The purpose being to allow users to connect their computers to a common server or servers. Servers are just central computers to a network. Servers contain data that could be of varying types. There data that are numbers for example accounting data an accounting department needs to share with other people in the accounting department. Or it could be photos that a marketing department shares with other people in the marketing department when working on a marketing project.

Dictionary Definition?

Internet

An electronic communications network that connects computer networks and organizational computer facilities around the world.


LAN

A network that links together computers and peripheral equipment within a limited area, such as a building or a group of buildings.

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