W.A.N and L.A.N Networks

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What is a L.A.N?

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. Schools have a LAN because there is a lot of information on their network so they don't want anyone to tamper with it.


What is a W.A.N?

A WAN covers a large geographical area. Most WANs are made from several LANs connected together.The Internet is a WAN. A network of bank cash dispensers is a WAN. A school network is usually a LAN. LANs are often connected to WANs, for example a school network could be connected to the Internet. WANs can be connected together using the Internet, leased lines or satellite links.

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