Thursday, 9 May 2013

What is Wide Area Network(WAN)?


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You may also like:-What is Local Area Network(LAN)?

What is Metropolitan Area Network(MAN)?


WAN stands for Wide Area Network.In WAN,group of computer are connected to each other with in a broad geographical area.


WAN is formed from the combination of two or more MAN.It connected different-2 cities,states or even countries.

Diagram of Wide Area Network:-






WAN  are of 2 types:-


1)Public WAN:-Public Wide Area Network are those network in which the data and information(resources) are access and shared publicly example Internet.


2)Private WAN:-Private Wide Area Network are those network in which the data and information(resources) are access and shared privately example ARPANET.


Advantages/Disadvantages/Needs/Characteristics of WAN:-


1)It covered very large geographical area.


2)Large number of nodes are connected.


3)It may be used in guided(wired) or unguided(wireless) medium.


4)Transmission speed is not such good as LAN.


5)Resources are shared very easily.


6)Error rate is higher as compared to LAN.


7)Easily expandable.




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