What is LAN, WAN, MAN?

What is LAN, WAN, MAN?

Nuttawut S.

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                Today most people know or using internet connection, some people have question about the types of connection. Words LAN (Local Area Network), WAN (Wide Area Network) and MAN (Metropolitan Area Network) are used to call the type of network.

                LAN (Local Area Network) is describing for two or more computer connected in small or specific areas such as house, office, and campus. The number of devices (computers) in LAN network is 2 to 1000devices. LAN is the most simple network when compare to WAN and MAN. LAN also require small amount of money to spend. In addition, LAN makes few data errors. LAN can be connected with both physical device and signal devices. The disadvantages of LAN are slow speed transmission.

                WAN (Wide Area Network) can connect 2 or more computers and devices recent at distant places. WAN cannot be connected with wire, so they use something that can connect in wide area such satellite and telecommunications. The access of WAN network system is prohibited to very large company and government agencies. The simple example of WAN is telecom system.

                MAN (Metropolitan Area Network) is larger than LAN because MAN spread across a city. MAN is also transmitting faster than LAN. The common is example of MAN in Cable Television.

References

What is The Difference Between LAN, WAN And MAN?

 (2013, March 13). Sumit+. Retrieved from http://www.techstories.in/what-is-the-difference-between-lan-wan-and-man/

Types of Network((2013,November) Retrieved from http://en.kioskea.net/contents/266-types-of-networks

 

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