A local area network (LAN) is two or more connected computers in a room or building. A wide area network (WAN) covers a large geographical area such as a country or continent.
There are two types of network:
A Local Area Network (LAN) is two or more connected computers in a room or building.
A local area network (LAN) has several benefits such as:
A WAN is a Wide Area Network covering a large geographical area such as a city, country or continent.
This could be a network of school computers across a city or a business that has computers in offices all over Scotland. A wide area network (WAN) has similar advantages to a LAN. The major advantage is that it has a much wider geographical coverage for accessing files and sending emails.
Video clip - LAN and WAN
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