Monday, 16 November 2015

Local Area Network

A computer network that interconnects computers within a limited area is called Local Area Network
(LAN). Most commonly twisted pair cabling and Wi-Fi transmission technologies are used in LAN. Local Area Networks consists of one or more switches which can be connected to router for internet access. LANs can maintain connections with other LANs using leased lines or the internet.
Common places where LAN is used are Office Building, Residence, Manufacturing Plant, Classrooms e.t.c. All the devices to be connected are within a limited area. LANs have very high speed (ranging between 10Mbps; 100Mbps; or even 1000Mbps also) due to proximity of computer and network devices.

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