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  • Difference Between LAN, MAN and WAN

    LAN vs MAN vs WAN

    The terms LAN, MAN, WAN are terms widely used in Technology (Internet world). Here, we will list out the differences between them. Read point to point differences between LAN and MAN and WAN.

    LAN

    Difference Between LAN, MAN and WAN

    1. LAN (Local Area Network) is a group of computers and other network devices which are connected together.
    2. All the devices that are part of LAN are within a building or multiple building.
    3. LAN network has very high speed mainly due to proximity of computer and network devices.
    4. LAN connection speeds can be 10Mbps or 100Mbps or 1000Mpbs also.
    5. LAN uses Guided Media

    MAN

    Difference Between LAN, MAN and WAN

    1. MAN ((Metropolitan Area Network) is a larger network of computers and other network devices which are connected together usually spans serveral buildings or large geographical area.
    2. All the devices that are part of MAN are span across buildings or small town.
    3. MAN network has lower speed compared to LAN.
    4. MAN connection speeds can be 10Mbps or 100Mbps.
    5. MAN uses Guided Media or Unguided media.

    WAN

    Difference Between LAN, MAN and WAN

    1. WAN (Wide Area Network) is a group of computers and other network devices which are connected together which is not restricted to a geographical location. Internet is WAN
    2. All the devices that are part of WAN have no geographical boundaries.
    3. WAN speed varies based on geographical location of the servers. WAN connects serveral LANs
    4. WAN connection speeds can be 10Mbps or 100Mbps.
    5. WAN mainly uses Guided Media or Unguided media. Its long distance communications, which may or may not be provided by public packet network.

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    One Comment

    1. Amanpreet Singh says:

      LAN also uses unguided media e.g – Wifi
      plz correct me if i am wrong

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