Understanding LAN, WAN, PAN, And MAN In Computer World

meet again with me in this post I will discuss about Understanding LAN, WAN, PAN, and MAN.bagi you who may know less or maybe do not know it please read until run out.

the role of these four tools is very important for a computer network, and thanks to this tool also our computer can connect to the internet or other networks, as important whether pern is yuk see how.


  • LAN (Local Area Network)

    LAN Local Area Network commonly abbreviated LAN is a computer network whose network covers only a small area; such as campus computer networks, buildings, offices, in homes, schools or smaller ones. Currently, most LANs are based on IEEE 802.3 Ethernet technology using a switch device, which has data transfer rates of 10, 100, or 1000 Mbit / s. In addition to Ethernet technology, current 802.11b technology (or so-called Wi-fi) is also often used to form LANs.

  • WAN (Wide Area Network)

    WAN (Wide Area Network) is a computer network that covers a large area as an example of a computer network between regions, cities or even countries, or can also be defined as a computer network that requires routers and channels of public communication. The Internet is an example of this WAN network If the Wide Area Network already covers the intercontinental area it is called the global information network or the Internet.

  • PAN (Personal Area Network)

    PAN Personal area network (PAN) is a communication network of one other device with other devices at very close range, in just few meters. PAN or Personal Area Network is an access point to various personal devices such as computers, phones, mobile phones, television home security systems based on data communications, as well as public communication devices such as the internet.

  • MAN (Metropolitan Area Network)

    Metropolitan Area Network (MAN) is a network in a city with high speed data transfer that connects various locations such as campus, offices, government, and so forth. MAN itself is defined as a network that covers a city (Computer networks, ANDREW S.T, page 117). Initially, the MAN series is connected with using LAN Cable to connect one office to another branch office which is several KM apart, with the presence of WIMAX then internet service users are increasingly interested in MAN-scale Wireless.

and that's a brief understanding of LAN, WAN, PAN and MAN hopefully helps and can be understood

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