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Types of network

Types of network

A network consists of components such as hardware and software in larger and smaller distances. It is a system which allows communication and data exchange between users. The network size can be expressed with geographic area and they occupy the number of computers that are the part of network. Here are various types of network based on size:

  1. LAN (Local Area Network)
  2. MAN (Metropolitan Area Network)
  3. WAN (Wide Area Network)
  4. Wireless Network
  5. Internetwork

LAN (Local Area Network)

A local area network is used in small physical area such as office, industry, single buildings or campus within a few kilometers in size. It is basically used to multiple computers in offices to share resources and exchange information. It consists of a cable to which all machines are attached. A traditional LAN run at speeds of 10Mbps to 100Mbps but new LAN operates up to 10Gbps. LAN provides a very useful ways of (more…)

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