To understand lan and wan with examples

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To understand lan and wan with examples

  1. 1. http://blog.router-switch.com/2014/05/lans-vs-wans/ To Understand LAN and WAN with Examples LAN (Local Area Network)is a group of computers and its output devices connected via a connection wire, or wireless. A LAN only covers a small area; say a house or an office building. For bigger connections, like buildings connected in Auckland and Wellington, you would need a WAN. Example In a house you could have 4 computers, one desktop and three laptops, all connected via wireless internet. Not only could you do that, but, you could connect the printer up to the network as well, allowing all the computers, no matter where in the house they were, to print to that one printer. Office buildings often do the same thing, linking the computers in the building, or a particular floor, together and sharing one printer between them. DIAGRAM One of the workstations can be a printer or a scanner or even a fax. It doesn't have to be an extra workstation. Advantages of LAN: SPEED-LAN provides a quick way to share documents and files with others
  2. 2. http://blog.router-switch.com/2014/05/lans-vs-wans/ connected to the LAN. Normally you would use floppy disks or USB's or CD-ROM's. Connected to a LAN you could transfer the file easily via the LAN e-mail or sharing files. COST - SECURITY E-MAIL RESOURCE SHARING Disadvantages of LAN: EXPENSIVE TO INSALL REQUIRES ADMINISTRATIVE TIME FILE SERVER MAY FAIL CABLES MAY BREAK WAN(Wide Area Network) is a larger group of computers and output devices, as well as input, connected via connection wires or wireless. It covers a larger area compared to the LAN and can be used globally. DIAGRAM Advantages of WAN pretty much the same as LAN
  3. 3. http://blog.router-switch.com/2014/05/lans-vs-wans/ Disadvantages of WAN pretty much the same as LAN More Related Network Topics: Cat5 vs. Cat5e Cat5e vs. Cat6 Cables Ethernet Crossover Cable vs. Ethernet LAN Cable How to Make Your Ethernet Crossover Cable? How to Create a Console Cable & Make a Console Connection? Cisco Console Cables, Popular Types You Used

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