LAN & WAN

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  • Created on: 14-02-13 18:57

LAN (Local Area Network)

LAN- it is a network when the computers are fairly close to one another, in a single office or two buildings that are separated by a road, they can be joined together either by cables or wireless means.

Features of LANs:

  •  Confined to single building or site
  • Ownership of the communications equipment
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WAN (Wide Area Network)

WAN- a network where the hardware is spread over a wide geographical area and where the organisation doesn’t own some or all the telecommunications equipment used.

Features of WANs:

  •  Hardware is spread over a wide geographical area
  • Third party telecommunications equipment is used.
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