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LAN or WAN?

WAN Connections

WAN

A Wide Area Network (WAN) is a network that covers a broad area (i.e., any telecommunication networks that links across metropolitan, regional, or national boundaries). Business and government entities utilize WANs to relay data among employees, clients, buyers, and suppliers from various geographical locations. In essence, this mode of telecommunication allows a business to effectively carry out its daily function regardless of location. The Internet can be considered a WAN as well, and is used by businesses, governments, organizations, and individuals for almost any purpose imaginable. WAN is a the best way of linking multiple LAN networks together. An example; a business that is countrywide and needs all there LAN servers to be connected, like tesco's.

LAN Connections

LAN

A local area network (LAN) is a computer network that interconnects computers in a limited area such as a home, school, computer laboratory, or office building using network media. The defining characteristics of LANs, in contrast to wide area network (WANs), include their usually higher data-transfer rates. Example; A school or a college.

Different Types Of LAN