Lan and its advantages and wide area Network

What Is LAN? Advantage of LAN.

LAN-Networks which connect computers with in a small area are called LAN. A LAN is basically interconnection of several computers by communication links with in a Geographical limit.LAN is a combination of hardware and software components. Hardware consists of interface cards in all the machines and cables. The software includes the drives for all Network.

Advantage of LAN

1. Inexpensive transmission media.
2. Inexpensive devices to interface to the media.
3. Easy physical connection of devices to the media.
4. High data transmission rates.

Definition of Wide area Network

WAN operate at a much wider geographical distance than LANs.These networks allow multiple users to access a variety of host computers simultaneously through the same physical medium. Wide area networks also operate at speeds much higher than normal voice-grade telephone lines.


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