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
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.